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Services

WHAT SERVICES CAN SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES OFFER?

FOR AN ATTORNEY

  • Witnesses

  • Trial preparation

  • Evidence

  • Records

  • Surveillance

  • Post Trial

WITNESSES

  • Locate, interview and evaluate credibility

  • Research background of victims, percipient witnesses and experts

  • Locate and interview case specific experts

  • Canvass crime and/or arrest, and/or accident scene for additional witnesses

  • Subpoena and prepare witnesses for trial

  • Manage witnesses at court

  • Transport witnesses to and from court

  • Take written or tape-recorded statements

  • Prepare declarations for witness signature

  • Act as liaison between attorney and family members, particularly in cases involving Special Circumstances

TRIAL PREPARATION

  • Prepare trial exhibits including maps, enlarged photos, diagrams, overlays, jury instructions, etc.

  • Pick up and review records pursuant to subpoena duces tecum, court order or signed release

  • Prepare case chronology

  • Assist with large case management

  • Prepare reports as requested

  • Prepare personal testimony as requested

  • Prepare alphabetical witness summary with name address, telephone numbers, and short statement of relationship to the case

EVIDENCE

  • Measure, photograph, diagram and evaluate crime or arrest scene

  • Review evidence with experts

  • Collect evidence

  • Transport evidence to court

  • Witness physical line-up

  • Review physical evidence at police department or DA’s office

  • Pickup Discovery

RECORDS

  • Research public and court records including civil and criminal filings, real property, fictitious business statements, unsecured tax rolls, corporations, public filings, and other computer-related databases

  • Research case specific topics such as epilepsy, electroconvulsive shock therapy, types of weapons, vehicles and others

  • Subpoena and pick up records pursuant to subpoena duces tecum, court order or signed release. Review records and organize for use by attorney. Includes medical, employment, school, probation, military, prison, and others.

SURVEILLANCE

  • Witnesses

  • Victims

  • Crime Scene

POST TRIAL

  • Interview jurors

  • Investigate jury misconduct

  • Conduct pre-sentence or penalty phase interview of witnesses, family and friends for mitigating or aggravating circumstances

  • Conduct post-trial investigations based on new evidence, ineffective assistance of counsel, factual new evidence, etc.

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