Attorney & Legal Support
In pursuit of justice
Let Lauth do the legwork
An attorney’s goal is so comprehensive in proving their client’s innocence, and any attorney will tell you that they do not accomplish this goal alone. When it comes to your client, they deserve the best representation that you can provide, and fact-finding is no exception. Attorneys need the expertise of a seasoned investigator in order to have the full picture of their case and provide the legal support necessary to keep up with the demands of the case. Whether you’re a criminal lawyer navigating the turbulent criminal justice system, or an estate lawyer with a mountain of paperwork, our private investigators can help you. Our Attorney and Legal Support services have been providing attorneys with the foundation they need for a bulletproof case.
Lauth has been providing legal support to attorneys for over 30 years, with comprehensive intelligence services and courtroom testimony. We use verified databases and proven methodology in pursuit of truth. With our Attorney & Legal Support services, counsel is free to focus on caselaw and develop a winning strategy for their client. Our private investigators use only verified databases comparable to those used by law enforcement in order to conduct comprehensive background checks on the relevant subjects in your case. From those comprehensive background checks, we can develop leads, identify additional subjects, and provide crucial context that might otherwise be unavailable to the attorney. Our services can be applied to many different types of litigation, including but not limited to:
How Lauth can support your case.
Lauth uses the latest in surveillance technology to expose the unseen factors within any workplace. Our investigators have a wealth of experience in threat identification and risk assessment with regards to the safety of the workplace.
Lauth uses verified databases to secure a comprehensive background report on the relevant Subjects in any fraud or forgery case. Our investigators are trained to view a person’s criminal, financial, address, and litigation history to identify significant risk factors and provide expert recommendations for our clients and their businesses.
Our investigators have the necessary tool chest to conduct objective, covert undercover operations within any organization, seeking the unseen factors in any workplace.
Combined with our surveillance technology to bring certainty to attorney and legal investigations, our investigators are highly trained in discreet evidence gathering to support their findings in the case.
With the help of verified databases, Lauth skip-trace services allow investigators to locate Subjects and relevant parties in any criminal defense case.
Our independence and objectivity can provide another layer of integrity to your case. Lauth’s investigators are comprised of former military and law enforcement with diverse experience in legal proceedings and providing testimony on behalf of our clients.
Our investigators are here to provide a second opinion with regards to crime-scene analysis. We use methods similar to law enforcement. to rebuild a crime scene and identify alternative theories of the crime.
Why clients need our services
The average attorney bills clients for between 1000-1500 hours for a single case. With so many hours being poured into a single case on average, it’s not a mystery why attorneys might have a need for legal support services. When the criminal justice system is involved, those numbers can double or even triple for a defense lawyer. A defense lawyer building a case of reasonable doubt for their defendant, they need a diverse investigative multi-tool in order to beat the criminal charge. Lauth and its private investigators can pick up the slack for overburdened attorneys, reducing the workload so attorneys can better serve their clients. We are dedicated to providing quality support to the community and playing a role in getting justice for our clients’ defendants.
Comprehensive background checks
Through their licensure by the state, many private investigators have access to verified databases similar to that of law enforcement. One of the ways that attorneys solicit some legal support is contracting private investigators to run background checks on the relevant subject sin their clients’ cases. A criminal lawyer in particular can find a treasure trove of information that will help the case of their defendant. Our private investigators are licensed to access verified databases for a thorough, contextual history on the Subject(s) in your case for thorough background checks. We use proven methodology on our background checks to compile an intelligence report for our clients. Lauth investigators are trained to review a person’s criminal, financial, address, and litigative history and make expert recommendations to empower our clients with the intelligence they need to make crucial decisions in their corporate or personal lives.
These comprehensive background checks can be mana from heaven for a defense lawyer. In a criminal case, the prosecution will likely call witnesses to the stand. A criminal defendant may have inherent bias against them on behalf of the judge or jury, so it’s important that a defense lawyer is able to impeach the credibility of that witness in order evoke reasonable doubt. Private investigators can look into witnesses to find out if they have a criminal record, a history of deception, or malicious intent in testifying in the criminal case. If a defendant is opting for an affirmative insanity defense, the defense lawyer should be prepared to impeach the testimony of the expert witnesses that will likely be called to the stand in order to create reasonable doubt.
In addition to background checks, our Attorney & Legal Support services include field services that can provide further context, such as surveillance of relevant subjects in your client’s case. While you focus on the law, we use the best available technology in our surveillance operations in order to capture the truth. Surveillance is not limited to photographs and video, however. Depending on the law in the state where the investigation is conducted or the case is adjudicated, our private investigators can also track a subject’s movements via GPS tracking and use fact-finding to put those movements into context for the court.
Attorneys sometimes use private investigators to get an edge over law enforcement when investigating an alleged crime. Because private investigators have no powers of arrest, sometimes suspects or witnesses will give more information to a private investigator than a police detective. This means previously concealed facts could come to light that benefit the defense and ultimately get justice for the defendant. In the case of 5-year-old Lucas Hernandez, his stepmother was under suspicion of harming him after he went missing while in her care. Law enforcement suspected the stepmother of negligence that contributed to the little boy’s disappearance, but were unable to get her to cooperate with the investigation. Once Lucas’s family had retained a private investigator to conduct a concurrent investigation, case progression accelerated rapidly. The private investigator was able to coax the stepmother into giving police the location of the little boy’s remains, one of the first steps in closure to the family.
Our private investigators can also identify and interview potential witnesses in the case, developing a rapport and extracting information undercover or otherwise. Lauth investigators keep attorneys informed about the leads they uncover and the movements they make in the field in order to better serve the attorney for their client’s case. At each phase of the investigation, our private investigators provide comprehensive reports and expert recommendations to the attorneys they serve in developing a strategy for the next step forward in a case.
Independence and integrity
Private investigators as legal support tools have the potential to add a level of integrity to any investigation. In a court of law, the witnesses placed on the stand are obviously subjected to cross-examination by opposing counsel, and can expect opposing counsel to try and impeach the value of their testimony. A private investigator’s only loyalty is to the truth, and it does not serve them well to manufacture found facts or to commit perjury. Because our investigators are independent from any law enforcement agency or law firm, their testimony stands up to a higher degree of scrutiny than other witnesses.
If you’re an attorney or criminal defense lawyer struggling with your caseload, consider retaining Lauth Investigations International as your legal support tool. Our team of private investigators is comprised of former military and law enforcement who have the diverse experience necessary for your client’s case. We have an outstanding A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau and regularly receive 5-star reviews from our clients.
Relevant Blog Posts
When it comes to finding the truth in a corporate lawsuit investigation, attorneys might want to consider a private investigator to supplement their fact-finding. COVID-19 prevention and social distancing are continuing to affect the way employees and consumers imagine the workplace landscape. With many business-to-consumer operations remaining limited or shut down completely, more leadership...
Every corporation needs an excellent in-house attorney to fight complex legal battles in their stead—someone to act in the best interests of the company and its future. In addition to the everyday intricacies of business litigation, house counsel may also have to field lawsuits from current or former employees who have a legal objection to something that happened during their tenure at the...
© 2016 LAUTH INVESTIGATIONS, INC. All Rights Reserved.