Forensic investigations are central elements of the process of perpetuating evidence and the facts and findings obtained have to be reliable enough to hold up in court. Accordingly, absolute professionalism is indispensable to ensuring that the facts and findings raised are admissible and qualify as evidence.
In criminal proceedings, investigating, securing and perpetuating evidence is typically the prosecutor’s responsibility. In civil proceedings, detectives from Fritsch Private Investigators who are trained as criminal investigators carry out forensic tasks of gathering information, circumstantial evidence and proof, and document the results of their work for use in court. We perform investigations in any type of business and private litigation. In criminal proceedings, the results of our investigations such as photographs/video films and surveillance are admissible in court as well. Depending on the circumstances of the case, our detectives will also personally testify in the courtroom.
Each case requires a specific, carefully tailored and coordinated set of actions. Our trained and experienced specialists will select an efficient menu of methods and techniques allowing them to carry out forensic tasks in a professional and discreet manner, and to capture the findings as evidence that can be used in court.
The battle in the courtroom is typically a fierce one and any barrister is only as good as the evidence which he or she has at their disposal. In cases where crucial information is missing, there is usually no way round hiring private investigators to find a key witness, for example, and to present evidence that can be used in court.
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Costs for private investigators incurred during preliminary proceedings are reimbursable, provided that the involvement of a private investigation firm is directly linked to a legal dispute and the hiring of a detective, in an objective light from the perspective of the party, was necessary in a case of litigation with respect to ensuring due course of law and legal defence – in the spirit of § 91,1 ZPO (German Code of Civil Procedure).