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Is Kerry Tucker a Legal Investigator?
Yes. Legal investigators assist in preparing criminal defenses, locating witnesses, serving legal documents, interviewing police and prospective witnesses, and gathering and reviewing evidence. Legal investigators also may collect information on the parties to the litigation, take photographs, testify in court, and assemble evidence and reports for trials. They often work for law firms or lawyers.
Why Use a Private Detective in a Criminal Case?

The decision to conduct a private investigation of any matter whether civil or criminal is an important proposition. Therefore, every effort to engage the services of a capable and professional investigator is obviously cost effective and prudent.

The police can be of great service to prosecutors when it comes to finding witnesses to a crime and to following the evidence to a suspect. However, sometimes the defense is going to realize that there seems to be key evidence missing or witnesses that have not come forward: the defense attorneys are going to find a basis for reasonable doubt.

However, in order to know that their assumptions about their client's innocence are correct, they will need to conduct a criminal defense investigation.

A private detective serves an important role in a criminal defense investigation. In this case, that role is to find witnesses and evidence that will establish reasonable doubt – that will show the jury that there is reason to believe that the defendant is not actually responsible for committing the crime.

When an attorney uses a private detective in a criminal defense investigation, that investigator will take the time to understand the charges and the laws that relate to the crime. Once there's an understanding of the case in question, the private detective will go over all of the materials that the defense team has received from the prosecutor.

During the course of the criminal defense investigation, the private detective will go through routine reports from the police, everyday paperwork as well as copies of evidence, photographs, phone messages and witness statements related to the case. The goal of this is to determine whether or not there are any inconsistencies from one witness to the next or between the conclusions drawn and the evidence.

In addition, during a criminal defense investigation, a private detective may re-visit the crime scene to see if there was anything that had been overlooked. He or she may also interview witnesses to see if their stories have changed or to verify that they do not have anything else that motivated their statements against the defendant.

Inconsistencies and ulterior motives that a private detective discovers during the course of a criminal defense investigation may be able to be used as a part of the client's defense. Similarly, if during the course of the criminal defense investigation a private detective discovers that there are other witnesses who had not come forward or evidence that was not considered previously, he or she can then look into these developments further.

In some cases, that may mean that a search is conducted to find these other witnesses. In other cases, it may mean conducting interviews or doing background searches. In others, there may be other parts of the criminal defense investigation that are assigned to a private detective – tasks that he or she is uniquely qualified for and that will keep the defense team free to focus on the legal proceedings and other cases that they have.

During the course of a criminal defense investigation, a private detective can help to ensure that an innocent client will not be found guilty – all without taking away from a defense attorney's busy schedule. In other words, bringing a private detective into a criminal defense investigation, defense attorneys are able to focus on the court system while a private detective conducts the investigation. Source : Trial Defense Lawyer – found at www.streetdirectory.com

What is a 'criminal defense investigator'?
A defense investigator for criminal cases is usually somebody who was formerly in law enforcement, and who has now got the “shoe on the other foot.” He's been hired by the defense attorney to look into getting evidence that proves that their client is innocent, or examining the evidence that's been gathered by the prosecution, and trying to find that “chip in the enamel” that they can find, or if they made a mistake or possibly find where the chain of evidence wasn't properly maintained; that's what they do, they kind of balance the “scales” for you.
What are the causes of wrongful convictions?
Research into DNA exonerations shows the primary causes of wrongful convictions to include eyewitness misidentification; negligence, misconduct and poor training in forensic laboratories; false confessions; the use of jailhouse informants; incompetent or inadequate defense lawyering; and prosecutorial/police mistakes or misconduct.
WHY SHOULD I HIRE A PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR OR DETECTIVE SERVICE?
A Private Investigator/Detective provides information or evidence that was not previously known. Information is important when it comes to any form of civil or criminal proceeding. When you need to ascertain the facts and only the facts, Kerry Tucker’s services can help you investigate.
WHAT INFORMATION IS REQUIRED TO BEGIN A SURVEILLANCE ASSIGNMENT OR A PRIVATE INVESTIGATION SERVICE?
Basic information including a description of the case, reason for services, the physical description and/or photo of the subject; home and work addresses; vehicle information and any other pertinent facts to the case. Kerry Tucker is available to start immediately.
WHAT IS THE COST TO HIRE A PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR OR PRIVATE DETECTIVE?
The cost is related to the time invested in a case and is dependent on the particular assignment. Most assignments are billed hourly. Consultations and advice regarding your case are confidential and at no charge to you.
HOW QUICKLY CAN YOUR INVESTIGATOR BEGIN AN INVESTIGATION?
We prefer to have at least a 24-hour notice however; it is sometimes possible to begin a case within 1-3 hours. Weekends are the busiest times and therefore, would usually require extra advance notice. We would first need to collect all of your details and facts regarding the case and obtain any necessary forms before we can initialize the investigation. In addition, all Private investigations are to be prepaid. Payment may be accepted on-line through PayPal.
IS THE INVESTIGATION SERVICE AND INFORMATION OBTAINED TOTALLY CONFIDENTIAL?
Kerry Tucker guarantees that all of the evidence or information investigated or obtained for any of his clients is totally confidential. Not even the Police authorities can obtain any of your acquired evidence or personal information without our consent and your consent.
IS IT LEGAL TO CONDUCT SURVEILLANCE, FOLLOW A PERSON, INVESTIGATE A PERSON, OR LOCATE SOMEONE?
Yes, as long as it is for legitimate purposes, Kerry Tucker can gather facts and/or evidence, which you require. If needed, he will also testify in court on the findings of the investigation or work together with your attorney.
WHICH FORMS OF PAYMENT or CREDIT CARDS DO YOU ACCEPT?
When ordering or paying for the services of Kerry Tucker on our secure server, we can accept payments through PayPal.
Do you require a retainer?
Yes, a retainer fee is required on all cases and all charges will be billed against the retainer. A retainer is a portion of what the estimated total of the investigation will be. Upon completion of the investigation you will be advised of the outstanding balance. The investigative findings will be released upon receipt of all outstanding balances.
Are you licensed and insured?
Yes, Kerry Tucker is Licensed, Bonded, and Fully Insured.
What States are you licensed and bonded in?
We are licensed, bonded, and fully insured in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Florida (A2900097). We also have affiliates throughout the country and provide services in every state.
Will a court of law recognize the information that you provide me?
Yes. We are bonded by the State of New Jersey, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and Florida(A2900097) and our investigative services are legally admissible in a court of law; the courts recognize licensed private investigators as a neutral party. We also provide courtroom testimony services as well as expert testimony.