Many private investigators will sit on your case for days or weeks before getting started. I will not do that. I am a firm believer that the sooner an investigation is commenced, the better chance there is of finding your witnesses and securing the evidence needed to prevail no matter what the arena. There is no time to delay when it comes to matters that affect your freedom, your job and income, your savings, your family, or your piece of mind.
The police work for the District Attorney's Office, not for you. This usually involves securing only evidence that works in their favor and sometimes even ignoring leads and evidence that work in your favor. My former career as a Major Crimes Detective gives me unique insight into the common pitfalls and shortcuts that affect police investigations. I will make sure that your case is thoroughly investigated and if any police bias or shortcuts are uncovered, it will be exposed to assist you in your defense. I will find the evidence that will benefit you. This could involve re-interviewing witnesses already contacted by the police, finding new witnesses either ignored or unbeknownst to the police, canvassing neighborhoods, obtaining video and other physical evidence, and investigating the background and potential bias of the prosecution's witnesses.
I have testified hundreds of times in criminal and civil courts in the San Francisco Bay Area. I know many prosecutors in San Mateo, San Francisco, Marin, Alameda, Contra Costa, and Santa Clara Counties. I have testified before Judges in each of these counties and I know the nuances and differences from county to county. Believe me, there are differences amongst the counties, even within the Bay Area! My knowledge of the criminal justice system is not just limited to court houses. I am also very familiar with other branches of government that may play a role in your legal or personal investigation: District Attorney Offices, Probation Offices, County Sheriffs and Local Police Departments, Federal Law Enforcement Agencies, Coroner and Medical Examiner Offices, Child Protective Services,
I constantly hear the frustrations of clients who were unable to reach their former investigator. That client may have had an important lead to follow-up on, or may have had a question that was causing anxiety, or may have needed help understanding the upcoming legal process and the investigator simply did not return calls or emails. This is unacceptable. I work for you and I understand the stress and anxiety that can be caused when your professional is not acting professionally. If you are my client, I will provide you with my personal cell phone number. I want to hear from you because open communication makes for a winning formula in your legal or personal investigation.