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Private Investigators

Often, whether you are convicted or acquitted of a crime depends on who has done a better investigation the police or you and your defense attorney. While a prosecutor seeks to find incriminating evidence to convict you, it is the job of an experienced Michigan criminal defense team to gather evidence and facts that can cast doubt on criminal charges and lead to an acquittal. 

Our Michigan Criminal Defense Lawyers Will Work With Private Investigators As Part Of Our Vigorous Defense Strategy

Although a thorough criminal investigation begins with reviewing the information collected by the police, it is often necessary to gather additional facts. Many times a thorough investigation will reveal hidden motivations or alternative explanations for an apparent crime that are not immediately evident from a crime scene. By seeking the help of an experienced private investigator (PI), an aggressive Michigan criminal defense lawyer may be able uncover that key piece of evidence or witness statement that can sway a judge or jury in your favor. 

Our Michigan Criminal Defense Law Firm Has Experience Working With Highly Qualified PIs To Uncover Exculpatory Evidence

Finding evidence that can clear your name called “exculpatory evidence” is a pivotal part of a vigorous criminal defense. It may be something as simple as a receipt that proves an alibi in a shoplifting case, or the more complicated encouragement of a reluctant eye witness to give a statement about what they saw in a murder investigation. In either situation, your future may depend on finding that key piece of evidence. By working with highly qualified PIs across the state, the knowledgeable Michigan criminal defense lawyers at Grabel & Associates have years of experience finding exculpatory evidence that can turn a probable conviction into an acquittal.

What Does a Private Investigator Do?

Private investigators can bolster the work of criminal defense attorneys in several different ways, by reviewing police reports and determining where inconsistencies, flaws or gaps may exist in the evidence against you.

Work performed by private investigators may include:

  • Visiting the crime scene to determine whether any evidence was overlooked.
  • Talking to witnesses this may include checking out the validity of a witness’s statement, asking for greater detail about certain aspects of a statement and tracking down and interviewing witnesses to the crime who can help (or potentially hurt) your case, and have not yet given any statements to the police.
  • Performing background checks on witnesses or other people central to your case.
  • Performing additional tests and/or research concerning the evidence collected.

Using an experienced private investigator can mean the difference between a conviction for a major felony and a complete acquittal or reduction in charges.

Our Michigan Criminal Defense Lawyers Work With Top Private Investigators To Obtain Crucial Evidence That Can Lead To An Acquittal

Private investigators understand that the best way to obtain evidence is to gain the trust and cooperation of all involved. As a result, the best private detectives cooperate with both police officers and criminal defense attorneys in order to be allowed access to valuable crime scene evidence, and put key witnesses as ease.

Private Investigators can be a Crucial Part of an Aggressive Criminal Defense

It is important that criminal defense lawyers in Michigan use only high quality private investigators the use of an unscrupulous or incompetent PI can seriously damage your case by calling into question the veracity of your witnesses or evidence. If a PI can’t be trusted, it may cast doubt on your defense. During trial, a PI is likely to be summoned to the witness stand to be interviewed by both the defense and the prosecution, and any gaps or contradictions in his testimony will not go unnoticed by the judge and jury.

At Grabel & Associates We Have A Proven Track Record Of Working With Private Investigators To Obtain The Best Possible Case Results

As the top criminal defense law firm in Michigan with a statewide practice, the criminal defense trial lawyers at Grabel & Associates have years of experience working with private investigators. Our defense lawyers have developed close relationships with numerous experienced detectives and private investigators who understand the delicate balance needed to obtain the evidence that can help win your case. 

Private Investigators Can Turn Up Evidence Overlooked By The Police In Criminal Cases In Detroit, Kalamazoo, Grand Rapids, And Throughout Michigan

In situations where our criminal defense team believes the services of a private investigator are necessary, we employ only the best PIs who we can rely on in terms of their integrity and their techniques in order to obtain key evidence to help you win an acquittal. 

For a free consultation to discuss how a Michigan criminal lawyer from Grabel & Associates can help you, call us toll-free at 1-800-342-7896, or you can use the contact form on this website to Email our law firm.

Client Reviews

If you are reading these reviews you are about to make a decision that will have a large impact on the rest of your life. I choose Grabel and Associates to represent me in my case and I could not have been more satisfied with the level of professionalism and dedication to their clients. I had the opportunity to meet and work with multiple lawyers in the practice all of which showcased a vast knowledge and understanding of the inner workings of the legal system. When you choose Scott Grabel to represent you will open yourself up to all of his resources. Depending on your case Grabel knows experts in all fields. I worked with polygraph examiners, investigators, and forensics experts. Grabel and Associates will defend without prejudice of innocence or guilt. Scott Grabel was able to lead me through every step of the process with great communication the whole way. I would recommend Scott Grabel and Associates to my friends, family and anyone who is in need of representation. B. A.
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