When hiring a private investigator to help obtain information to aid a court case, you are potentially gaining a witness. There are number of court cases when a private investigator was used as a witness, especially when the investigation yielded critical evidence. Each state varies as to when a private investigator can legally be used as a witness. Advanced Private Investigator & Security of Miami, FL will share some of the common cases when private investigators were used as a witness in the state of Florida.
What Do Private Investigators Look for in a Child Custody Case?
Custody is often granted to both parents where they have split time and other responsibilities of the children or child. However, when abuse is a concern, the courts do put the children or childcare safety first. If a parent has concerns that the other parent may be abusing the children, the parent will require evidence. When there is suspicion of abuse, the worried parent will look to private investigators. There are a few ways a private investigator can aid a custody battle by doing bac ground checks and looking for past history of abuse. Private investigators can also observe and document any evidence of abuse. If evidence is obtained and the private investigator personally witnessed or documented the abuse, he or she can be called as a witness during a child custody court.
Can Private Investigators Testify as Witnesses in Civil Cases in Court?
While civil cases cover a broad variety of cases, there are many cases in which a private investigator can be used as a witness when aiding the case. However, there are some situations where a private investigator isn’t always the best witness and it is best not to have them deeply involved during the court hearing. It often depends on the private investigator’s knowledge of the case and the events that are in question. If a private investigator was used to aid a civil case, and later the information is presented to an attorney, often the attorney will want to contact the private investigator. It is best that all the information gathered by the private investigator is shared with the attorney during the filing process. Once all the information has been shared, the attorney will determine when or if the private investigator should or can be used as a witness.
Private Investigators in Employment Cases
When a company has suspicions that an employee is stealing, sabotaging, and is engaged in wrongdoing, sometimes a private investigator is used to uncover the truth. A private investigator is often used to investigate an employee through various means such as background checks, screening, surveillance, and researching financial crimes. If an employee is found guilty, the company has grounds to fire the employee. There are times when the terminated employee will take the company to court. Often the private investigator is used as a witness as to the discoveries and the evidence they collected.
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There are a number of situations where a private investigator is asked to testify and be a witness in court. As cases do vary, so will their involvement. However, you can find that a private investigator not only can help you find answers but even aid you in court. For private investigation and security, contact Advanced Private Investigator & Security of Miami, FL today.