Access To Top Investigators & Experts
Sometimes the difference between a win and a loss is in the details. At the Law Office of John Freeman, we focus on the details that determine how a case is resolved. We have a nationwide network of top investigators and experts that we regularly work with in criminal cases. When a client is facing serious criminal charges, the work of a private investigator (or lack thereof) can make or break a case.
A Proactive Approach to Criminal Defense
What distinguishes the Law Office of John Freeman from many other criminal defense firms is this: we take a proactive approach to criminal defense. While there are limits to how much time some firms will take to investigate a case, we go out and proactively find supporting evidence to build a case.
We have a nationwide and worldwide network of investigators who are of the highest caliber. Their skills help us create a compelling, fact-based defense. We frequently work with experts in the fields of:
- Trace evidence
- Medical evidence
- Crime scene reconstruction
- Computer evidence
- Financial evidence and forensic accounting
The investigators we work with have direct contact with our law firm. The work of the investigator is covered under the attorney / client privilege. This means that clients can have direct access to their investigator with or without their attorney present.
Understanding Both Sides of Criminal Law
As a former state and federal prosecutor, attorney John Freeman understands both sides of a criminal case. This experience, coupled with the work of private investigators and forensic experts, can make a huge difference in the final outcome of your case. It may mean the difference between spending time in prison and freedom.
“No One Is An Island” – Especially In Criminal Defense
As the old saying goes, “no one is an island.” When it comes to building a strong defense for your criminal case, you’ll need all the help you can get. At the Law Office of John Freeman, connecting our clients with our network of expert witnesses and private investigators is a priority. We want to ensure that you have the most comprehensive and compelling defense possible. Prosecutors, judges, and jurors making decisions about your future need to be educated from your perspective. Defense experts and investigators allow us to do so.
Some firms cut corners in the investigation stage of a case. Here at the Law Office John Freeman we believe that taking the time to gather relevant evidence is critical to mounting a defense against your charges. Consequently, we use a wide network of private investigators and expert witnesses to help our clients construct a rock solid defense.
The Role Of The Expert Witness In Establishing A Strong Defense
There are many different types of expert witnesses that can be called upon to write a report or provide testimony in your case. Depending on the circumstances of your case and the nature of evidence required to support your defense, our attorneys will help you determine which experts and investigators will be your biggest assets in court. Commonly used expert witnesses include:
- Forensic Experts: These professionals can provide valuable insight into physical evidence collected from the crime scene. They may be able to offer opinions on things like DNA, fingerprints, other trace evidence, and accounting practices in white-collar cases.
- Medical Experts: If there are questions about injuries, illnesses, or cause of death, medical experts are essential. They can also provide information about whether or not the client was capable of committing the crime (e.g., if they have a disability that would prevent them from doing so).
- Technical Experts: Technical experts can provide testimony on a wide range of topics, from medical devices to vehicle safety systems. In many cases, they may be able to offer opinions that refute the prosecution’s case against the accused.
- Forensic Psychologists: Forensic psychologists may be called to testify about a client’s mental state at the time of the crime, or about psychological issues relevant to the defense. They may also be asked to evaluate a client’s competency to stand trial, or to assist in sentencing decisions.
- Police Tactic or Use of Force Expert: In addition to providing an analysis of the police tactics used in your arrest or investigation, a police tactic or use of force expert can also offer testimony on the training that officers receive on these topics. This can help shed light on whether or not the officers involved were following proper procedures. In the self-defense context, a use of force expert may assist in explaining how and why a client acted in self-defense.
- DNA Expert: An experienced DNA expert can provide critical analysis of the prosecution’s evidence and offer alternative explanations for how the crime occurred. In some cases, a DNA expert may be able to identify flaws in the prosecution’s case that could establish reasonable doubt in the minds of the prosecutor, jury, or judge.
If you are facing criminal charges, it is important to speak with an experienced attorney who can determine if calling an expert witness and/or determining which expert witness(es) are right for your case. An expert witness could make all the difference in ensuring that you receive a fair trial and obtain the best possible outcome in court.
At the Law Office of John Freeman, our attorneys have access to a broad network of the highest quality and experienced professionals who can provide expert analysis and testimony in support of your case. We work in tandem with experts including fingerprinting and ballistics experts, trace evidence, medical evidence, crime scene reconstruction, computer evidence, financial evidence, and forensic accounting experts to achieve the best possible results for our clients.
The Right Private Investigator Can Make Or Break Your Case
A private investigator can provide many benefits to your case, such as uncovering new evidence, finding witnesses, and researching the prosecution’s case against you. These professionals work closely with our office to help our clients gather evidence and provide testimony to clear their name.
Private investigators use a variety of different investigative strategies to uncover the truth. Investigators may conduct investigative services such as background checks, surveillance, forensic analysis, and witness interviews to enhance your case with the widest breadth of evidence possible.
The attorneys at the Law Office of John Freeman can help connect you with a private investigator that has the specialization and skills necessary to enhance your defense. Our network of vetted private investigators work closely with our office and our clients. When choosing the right private investigator to join your legal team, there are a few factors we recommend our clients consider:
- Look for an investigator with experience in your specific type of case. From DUIs to murder charges to white-collar fraud, seek an investigator who has navigated those legal spaces in the past.
- Make sure the investigator is licensed and insured. Our attorneys only work with licensed and insured investigators, but if you are hiring outside of our recommendations, check their credentials. The stakes are too high to hire someone who isn’t properly qualified or could end up costing you more money if something goes wrong.
- Discuss investigative options with our attorneys. We can give you recommendations, references, reviews, and a sense of what working with specific investigators will be like within our network. Armed with this information, you can choose the investigator that will be the greatest asset to your case.
Our attorneys know that private investigators can be a valuable asset when it comes to our clients’ defense. You don’t have to be responsible for gathering all relevant evidence to support your case — leave it to the experts.
Connecting Our Clients With A Wide Network Of Skilled Investigators And Expert Witnesses
The success or failure of any criminal case depends largely on the support of an experienced and knowledgeable legal team. Where other firms may skimp on the investigation process in their haste to settle, the attorneys at the Law Office of John Freeman will take their time to ensure that the right expert witness(es) and investigator are assigned to your case. Their expert knowledge and analysis could help you get your charges reduced or even thrown out of court.
Contact the Law Office of John Freeman online today or call us at 248-865-8454 to discuss our proactive approach to criminal defense and our specialized investigative team. In an emergency, call us at 313-330-2653 at any time of day.
From our offices in Troy, we represent clients in all federal and state courts in the greater Detroit area, throughout Michigan, and the United States.