Many may not be aware of this fact, but private investigators do have specializations just like lawyers do. These days, as a private investigator’s work involve more ways of getting information, some have specialized in digital research while some go for the more ‘traditional’ route of sleuthing involving tracking and surveillance, so how beneficial will working with a private investigator be for an lawyer?
Lawyers and Private Eyes
We’ll just get it out there that there is comparable and compatible PI for each type of lawyer. Whatever a lawyer’s specialty is, whether he or she is a Criminal Defense Lawyer, a Personal Injury Lawyer, or a Mississauga Family Lawyer, there is a PI that can work with the lawyer to catch a cheating spouse, confirm the validity of an insurance claim, or to find someone who’s dodging the arm of the law.
It is no secret that facts and evidence play a huge role in background checks, validating a personal injury, or the application of family and criminal law. Uncovering facts and evidence that are not easily attainable are part of a private eye’s job. Below are some examples of how useful a good private investigator is for a lawyer.
Research of Public Records and Depositions
Private Investigators are trained to sniff out the truth, even in the ever-changing world of how our society handles and stores information. Some private investigators specialize in interviewing witnesses and other creative ways of obtaining the information needed for a case, sifting through public records and leaving no stone unturned. In cases like this, PIs work with lawyers to uncover or discover a much-needed evidence.
Surveillance and Digital Research
In instances where someone has been cheating on a spouse, or someone hiding assets, it is important that the person is caught in the act or enough undeniable evidence is gathered to build a case. This can be done either through surveillance or through digital research.
People who are cheating or hiding assets can be found out through digital research and/or surveillance. Of course, a private investigator will not hack someone’s financial records but the same PI can interview witnesses, photograph and/or the subject, or rummage through discarded bank statements to find out the truth.
As for digital research, the PI can go through publicly available data via social media to collect data about a subject. Self-incrimination happens quite frequently, and people oftentimes cannot stop themselves from posting vacation pictures when they claim that they have been at home recovering from an injury.
Speaking of fake injuries, let’s also add in the people who do not want to be found and those who have a shady past. PIs have ways to get a comprehensive background information about a person. Information that can pinpoint the truth about someone’s current location, real life, and/or a possible faked injury.
The role that a professional private investigator plays in the judicial process and helping lawyers speed up a case cannot be overlooked, especially in this day and age. If you’re a lawyer who’s interested in the services of a private investigator in Toronto, give the Haywood Hunt team a call today.