Criminal Defense investigations
Unlike civil cases, in which winning a case only requires establishing liability by a preponderance of the evidence, criminal law requires the prosecutor to establish guilt "beyond a reasonable doubt". Reasonable doubt is therefore the primary focus of any criminal defense investigation.
There are many ways to establish reasonable doubt in a criminal defense investigation. A few of them are:
Criminal attorneys need to be especially careful that they provide their clients with a rigorous defense. Recently, California courts have ruled that there is a duty for attorneys to use professional investigators in all types of criminal matters, from misdemeanors to capital cases. (To see attorney Robert Sanger’s article on that subject, THE REQUIREMENT OF AN INVESTIGATOR IN PUBLIC AND PRIVATE PRACTICE please click here.)
Here is some of what we do for our clients in criminal cases:
Criminal defense investigations, perhaps more than any other investigations, require extremely focused attention to detail and to the relationship between all aspects of the case. At Parrent Smith, we understand all facets of criminal defense investigations and bring our honed skills to bear on each and every case.
Please also see the following case studies:
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548 Market Street #88333
San Francisco, CA 94104