A report will benefit you

A report will benefit you
A report will benefit you

A proper and well written report will benefit you and your client.

What is the most important part of an investigation? Many people would answer that it is the outcome. It is natural to focus on the outcome of an investigation. After all, the point of an investigation is to uncover essential information. However, anytime an investigation is warranted, the investigation itself, separate from the outcome, figures prominently in your case. Improper handling of evidence and procedural violations at a crime scene can render the investigation inadmissible in court, leaving you with wasted time, money, and a weakened case. If you need an investigation, you really need to partner with a professional investigator who knows the proper way to handle evidence and witness interviews. Beyond that, what should you look for when hiring a private investigator?

Well-written investigative reports.

This is probably the most important credential for you to check before hiring any private investigator. If you hire an investigator who is skilled at crime scene analysis but can’t write a comprehensive and proper report you may end up with only half a case, or a job half done.

The purpose of an investigative report is to ensure that those who were not at the scene of the investigation will be able to read easily and follow along with the procedures of the investigator. The report should “walk the reader through” the investigation, presenting facts that clarify details and answer questions along the way. If an investigation is necessary for you to build your case, you need to make sure that the accompanying investigative report is accurate, complete, and well-documented. It should be written in a style and “voice” that is easy to read and understand.

The professional investigators at UCMJ Investigations know that the results of an investigative report can make or break your case, and a well-written report can benefit you in several important ways, including:

  • It provides clear, concise, easily verifiable information for you to use in developing your case.
  • It explains the relevant law or laws.
  • It provides photographic and/or video of the crime scene, evidence, etc. (when available), as well as a detailed analysis of the images.
  • It is in a consistent format so you know what information will be in the report and you know where to find it. This saves you time!
  • It organizes information including all of the findings. It should capture everything uncovered about the case; including the obviously relevant and seemingly irrelevant information, so that you can determine what is important to your case.
  • It is presentable in court, so you can confidently include the report – and relevant witnesses and experts – in your case.

All UCMJ Investigations reports follow these guidelines. We have taught report writing and case development to literally hundreds of students. Our reports reflect our professional skill and integrity and save you valuable time that you can spend developing other aspects of your client’s case. Before you hire a private investigator, ask to see sample investigative reports and inquire about typical turnaround time for such reports. UCMJ Investigations investigators are fast and responsive to your needs. Our standard practice is to have a final report in your hands within 24 hours of the time we closed out an investigation.

When you need a private investigator that provides well-written, timely reports of the investigation, contact UCMJ Investigations at 501-515-2868. We are committed to your satisfaction!

** If you have a case and are not sure if an investigator can help or contribute to your case, contact us for a free review. **

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