Chapter

17

Criminal Defense Cases

In This Chapter

Reviewing the discovery material

Walking the crime scene

Setting a legal visit with a prisoner

Dealing with prosecutorial misconduct

Working with informants

Criminal defense cases provide private investigators a unique opportunity to work within the law enforcement community, interact with law enforcement (LE), and still maintain our own standards of professional conduct. Our criminal justice system is built upon the precept that a person is innocent until proven guilty. However, all too often, criminal suspects are arrested and overcharged with crimes. The principal criminal charge might be sale of drugs, but suspects are also often charged with possession of the drug, intent to distribute, ...

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