Eliminate Surprises…Know Everything About Your Witnesses. In the law of evidence, witness credibility is paramount. How do you ensure the credibility of witnesses? Do you? A conundrum for many criminal defense attorneys is that they may not have the time or resources to thoroughly investigate every witness, but such investigations are necessary. You cannot afford to not vet every person in your trial. It’s too important and it should be part of your due diligence to make certain that there are no surprises when your witness gets up on the stand. You need to know everything about your witnesses!
These are some of the credibility factors judges take into consideration when listening to witnesses: [Source: http://www.nycourts.gov/judges/cji/1-General/CJI2d.Credibility.pdf]
Given that, how confident are you in the credibility of your witnesses? Can your client afford anything less than your full confidence? Neither you nor your client can afford to learn new things about your witnesses on the stand. UCMJ Investigations makes sure you don’t have to.
Our long list of satisfied customers can attest to our ability to ensure the credibility of every witness. We have the investigative experience and resources to confirm (or disprove) a witness’s background and credentials and discover whether they have ever provided conflicting testimony or been barred from testifying. It should not surprise you to find that police officers are sometimes not allowed to testify in court because of some previous egregious act they committed in court. We summarize our findings in professional reports that clearly conveying details you can count on to strengthen your case.
UCMJ Investigations services include:
How do we do what we do? Simply put; we do everything necessary and legal to get the information you need. We sift through vast amounts of records and canvass neighborhoods to find out about past problems with your client or opposing witnesses. We interview current and former employers to uncover work habits and quality. We even conduct crime reenactments to demonstrate whether or not the ‘witness’ could have physically seen what he/she reported to have seen.
You need to know everything about your witnesses before they go on the stand. Call UCMJ Investigations at 501-515-2868 to make sure you do.
** 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. **