The ability to think critically about a case is the mark of a good investigator. This quality may be even more important in the criminal area because the client has so much at stake. PII investigators work closely with criminal attorneys, both at the trial and appellate levels, to develop a reasoned investigative strategy. Then, they dig exhaustively to find all the relevant evidence in the case.
Over the years, PII has assisted lawyers whose clients face charges for murder, racketeering, white-collar crime, gang activity, rape, grand theft, kidnaping, fraud, and other serious charges. Often, the results of PII's investigation have contributed significantly to the outcome of the case, leading to acquittals, reduced charges, or hung juries.
At the appellate level, PII's investigative work has provided compelling evidence for social histories, uncovered jury misconduct, and helped lawyers counter prosecution theories.