Criminal Defense

Criminal Defense Investigations

 As a proud follower of the Component Method, with a certified completion  of the Criminal Defense Investigator Training Council program, a member  of the National Association of Public Defenders, and a member of the  National Association of Investigative Specialists, Bellingham I S seeks  to provide thorough and exhaustive investigations in search of evidence  and information that has been ignored or missed.  Our investigations  reveal evidence, witnesses, facts, sources, and background information  to assist in the defense of the accused, or the accused’s  representative. 

The US Constitution refers to, proscribes, and  identifies the rights of those accused of crimes in multiple articles  and sections.  The 5th Amendment demands that “…No person shall be held  to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a  presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury…nor shall be compelled in any  criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life,  liberty, or property, without due process of law…”  The 6th Amendment  gives the defendant the right to counsel and the Compulsory Process  Clause.  The 14th Amendment gives due process rights to all citizens.     In order to have a fair trial, the accused must rely not only on  attorney representation, but the facts, resources, and investigation  skills to assist that attorney in developing the best possible defense.   An experienced private investigator can help provide a quality defense.

It  is important to keep in mind, that there is no “criminal” in a criminal  defense investigation.  There is only the defendant.  The defendant is  not a criminal just because he is charged with a crime.  The defendant  is presumed innocent until proven guilty.  Therefore, a thorough  criminal defense investigation is used to deliver the accused his rights, his due process, his fair trial.  This is always top of mind  when we conduct our investigations at Bellingham I S.  We are constantly reminded that our work can quite literally be a matter of life or  death. 

Contact us

We can be reached by phone 315-527-4976, email jl@syracuseinvestigator.com, fax 315-266-1202, and by scheduling an appointment at our office 404 Oak St, Suite 266, Syracuse, NY 13203