WHAT SERVICES CAN SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES OFFER?
FOR AN ATTORNEY
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
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
Measure, photograph, diagram and evaluate crime or arrest scene
Review evidence with experts
Transport evidence to court
Witness physical line-up
Review physical evidence at police department or DA’s office
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.
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.