When investigating your case, we direct outside investigators to use state of the art databases and equipment to uncover critical information and evidence to defend our clients. Some of the techniques commonly used in criminal defense cases include:

Crime Scene Investigations:

  • Photographs/Videos
  • Sketches, Diagrams, and Measurements
  • Witness Interviews
  • Follow Up and Development of Leads
  • Police Interviews
  • Fire/Rescue Ambulance Interviews
  • Victim Interviews
  • Secondary Forensic Evidence Testing
  • Witness/Suspect Location
  • Polygraph Examinations and Interpretations
  • Background Investigations of Involved Parties
  • Confidential Informants and Sources

Pre-File Investigations:

  • Polygraph Examinations and Interpretations
  • Police Investigations
  • Psychological Experts
  • Photographs of Location and Victims
  • Locating Other Wrongly Accused Individuals
  • Computer/Internet Experts
  • Confidential Informants and Sources
  • Public Record Searches

The investigators use all appropriate means to obtain the evidence or statements needed to get the results you deserve!

Fight Your Case Before it Goes to Court

Cochran Firm Criminal Defense Section knows the importance of fighting a criminal complaint before charges are filed and the case goes to court.

Pre-File Investigation – Client is contacted by a law enforcement agency, however, charges have not actually been filed.

Goals of a Pre-File Investigation

  • Prevent filing.
  • Reduce Charges; ie, felony to a misdemeanor.
  • Divert allegations into an informal resolution.
  • Ease clients' concerns about the case.
  • Keep clients apprised of legal rights.
  • Assist with surrender and avoid arrest

Ways to Prevent Charges From Being Filed

  • Bolster client’s credibility
  • Private polygraph – if the results are favorable, then they will be shared.
  • Reference letters from community leaders, religious leaders, teachers, friends, etc.
  • Attack complaint credibility of the victim
  • Use other witnesses to question the reputation and truth of the victim.
  • Unsubstantiated allegations against others made by the victim.