Arizona Investigative Associates, PLLC
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Criminal Defense Litigation

Criminal Defense Litigation Support

AIA investigators will be a vital part of the defense team, able to interact with the client, review the discovery, identify areas to investigate, and assist in developing a theory of defense. Our investigators have a working knowledge of federal criminal law.

At the very early stages of a case, our investigators can be extremely helpful in:

• collecting information such as the names, addresses and phone numbers of family members and friends that are willing to assist with bail, employment and housing;

• locating and coordinating witnesses for the detention hearing, including family members, clergy, and employers;

• obtaining letters of support from various members of the community and making arrangements for family and other supporters to attend court hearings; and,

• gathering information to post bonds, including obtaining appraisal, title searches, and a market analysis of property and/or working with local bonding agents in posting a bond.

As the case proceeds, our investigators can be of great assistance by:

• locating and interviewing witnesses;

• reviewing search warrant affidavits and identify potential false statements that may assist in suppressing evidence;

• conducting background investigations on the government witnesses, including criminal history, civil suits, divorce actions and bankruptcies, and interviewing other sources of information about various witnesses including friends, neighbors, ex-spouses, and previous employers;

• brainstorming the theory of the case and how best to present evidence.

During trial, our investigators can be of assistance in:

• reviewing the jury questionnaire, helping group the jury pool by age, occupation, marital status, health, or relationship with the criminal justice system, information that can help the attorney identify individuals to question on voir dire;

• reviewing testimony to assist in preparing for cross-examination;

• identifying conflicting witness statements and areas of impeachment.