What is a Criminal Investigation?
Criminal investigations are investigations that search, collect, and gather evidence for a case or specific purpose. A criminal investigator looks for clues and evidence to determine whether a crime has taken place. If a crime has been committed, criminal investigators may look into the background of the accused and may try to uncover who committed the crime. Criminal investigators undertake several investigation techniques in order to find the necessary evidence for a case. Police agencies and law enforcement are committed to criminal investigations of every kind, but a growing number of individuals are choosing to launch their own criminal investigations with the help of professional investigators.
When Do I Need a Criminal Investigator?
- If law enforcement investigations produce little or no results
- When you need evidence gathered for criminal defense
- To collect evidence for a criminal case
- To find and interview other witnesses to a crime
- To gather impartial facts about a crime
- If you need surveillance or records searches to collect evidence
What is a Crime?
A crime is an intentional action against the rules of law for a community. In most communities, sexual assault, physical assault, murder, theft, property damage and vandalism are all crimes. If a crime is committed, investigators will work to determine what happened and who is responsible. All collected evidence is presented to the police or to courts in criminal defense investigations. Once an alleged perpetrator is found, he or she may be brought to court and accused.
Why Should I Use a Criminal Investigator?
- Criminal investigators operate within the law to find evidence
- Criminal defense investigators can gather evidence of wrongful conviction or accusation
- Law enforcement investigators are often busy with other tasks
- Criminal investigation divisions can be too short on resources to conduct a proper investigation
- Exclusively dedicated criminal investigators are more persistent than law enforcment so they can provide better results
- Criminal investigators are not limited by jurisdiction
What Kinds of Criminal Investigations Exist?
Are Criminal Investigators Reliable?
Criminal investigators are highly trained and have the resources to a wide variety of tools that might not otherwise be available. These tools can include networks of investigators, surveillance, records checks, and other sources that can help them solve crimes. An investigator’s experience allows them to know how to find the evidence that you are looking for and the best practices to perform their investigations effectively. Criminal investigators also adhere to laws and regulations surrounding investigations to ensure that your information is obtained in a legal manner. Criminal investigators can find useful evidence that others might overlook. Criminal investigators also keep evidence preserved so that it is admissible in court. Since criminal investigators take cues from you, they will typically continue their investigative efforts until you’re satisfied with the quantity and quality of evidence.
Why Choose Washington State Investigators?
We leave no stone unturned when we take you on as a client. We understand each client presents us with unique situations and no two cases are the same. Integrating skill sets in photography, Information Technology and Private Investigation, we can provide our clients with specialized services and solutions resulting in high quality investigations producing the best possible outcomes. It is often the case with private investigation services that more than one area of expertise is required. Washington State Investigators are well-versed in many specialized areas of investigation, bringing a diverse background to the table. This gives us an edge when dealing with complex civil and criminal investigations.
When you hire Washington State Investigators, you’ve made an important decision. We have the experience and knowledge, technology and resources to plan, and execute an investigation to meet your specific situation. Hiring Washington State Investigators means hiring a partner who works with you in tandem. We communicate on a regular basis, providing you with new information and status updates about your case. Our mission is to provide our clients with a great customer experience, specialized services and solutions that deliver results.