Astute Criminal Investigations
California Licensed Private Investigator
#: PI 26978
Northern California Private Investigators &
Southern California Private Investigators
Criminal Defense Investigations:
One of the most important elements of successful criminal defense work is having an experienced legal investigator on your defense team as soon as possible. Not all criminal cases require the services of a professional defense investigator. However, in the cases that do, the defense investigator is a vital member of the defense team. Once your client is suspected/investigated (Pre-File Stage), arrested or charged with a crime, an experienced Criminal Defense Investigator should be developing intelligence and securing potential witnesses and or evidence before too much time has passed.
Even before the discovery documents are received from the prosecution, your defense counsel is trusted with re-investigating the law enforcement investigation to ensure it was done legally, thoroughly and fairly. That task by itself can often be meticulously time consuming and overwhelming. This should not be performed without the assistance of a Criminal Defense Investigator.
In order to effectively defend the accused, the Defense Investigator must have the training and experience empowering him or her to distinguish where any law enforcement oversights, deviations or omissions have occurred to ensure that all established procedures were followed during the law enforcement investigation. The Defense Investigator must talk to all witnesses; analyze all the evidence (including physical, video/audio/photographic, etc.) that is compiled by the prosecution. The Defense Investigator must have the knowledge and expertise to effectively perform these interviews. This can only occur if the Defense Investigator is familiar with the explicit details of the case, is calculated when utilizing their interviewing techniques & methodologies and is Astute in recognizing body language/Kinesics during the interview process.Mr. Ammons
has an innate ability to level the criminal justice playing field by identifying defense issues in government cases, locating and interviewing difficult witnesses, and delivering timely crime scene and case analysis/timeline insight. Having previously worked at one of the nations largest Criminal Defense Firms, Claude thoroughly understands and appreciates all of the dynamics that you as defense counsel are confronted with day in and day out while defending those accused of any crime.
The government utilizes unlimited investigative resources and has the funds needed to pursue and prosecute you or your client. Complete your Defense team by bring in ACI / Astute Criminal Investigations. Together we can dig up the facts to uncover reasonable doubt. - Justice for ALL!
Private Investigation, Criminal Defense Investigations & Executive Protection Services by State or Country:
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International Private Investigations:
Cancun Mexico | Cabo San Lucas Mexico |Puerto Vallarta Mexico | Japan | China
Private Investigation & Executive Protection Services by California County:
Private Investigator Alameda County | Private Detective Contra Costa County | Private Investigators Fresno County | Private Detectives Imperial County | Private Investigation Kings County | Private Investigators Los Angeles County | Private Detective Agency Madera County | Private Investigations Marin County | Investigator Merced County | Monterey County Private Investigator | Detective Agencies Napa County | Private Investigators Orange County | Private Detectives Riverside County | Private Investigator San Bernardino County | San Benito County Investigations | San Diego County Private Investigators | Private Investigator Agency San Francisco County | Detectives San Joaquin County | San Mateo County Private Investigation | Santa Cruz County | Sacramento County | Solano County | Sonoma County | Stanislaus County | Tulare County | Ventura County | Yolo County
Subsidiary of Surveillance Systems Group, Inc.
ACI / Astute Criminal Investigations
8300 Utica Avenue, 3rd Floor, Rancho Cucamonga California 91730
Toll Free (877) 687-3939/OUR-EYEZ
Astute Criminal Investigations is licensed through the California Bureau of Security and Investigative Services (BSIS)
California Investigator License #: PI 26978 (prior PI License # 23070)
Criminal Defense Investigator Training Council
Criminal Defense & Civil Rights Investigations
Services & Additional Programs:
Address Search and Verification
CA Guard Card Testing
Cargo Theft Investigations
Child Custody Investigations
Counter Surveillance Investigations
Court Records Research-(Municipal, State & Federal)
Criminal Defense Investigations
Difficult Process Serves
DNA Testing & Test Kits
Drug Testing & Test Kits
Eavesdrop Detection- (TSCM & Debugging)
Elderly Abuse Investigations
Falsely Accused Investigations
Hidden Camera (Sales & Installations)
Identity Theft Prevention
Inmate Statements & Interviews
Insurance Fraud Investigations
Intellectual Property Investigations
Interviews & Interrogations
Minority Investigations (Surveillance, Statements & Interviews)
Missing Heir locates
Missing Persons Investigations
Phone Breaks/CNA (Customer Name & Address)
Search and Seizure Investigations & Consulting
Security Cameras & Diagramming
Sex Crimes Investigations
Stalking Prevention & Suppression (create definition)
Statements (Audio & or Video)
Trademark Infringement Investigations
Theft Investigation (Interviews & Interrogations)
Use of Force Investigation & Consultation
Utilities Break/CNA (Customer Name & Address)
Unlawfully Detained and or Falsely Arrested Investigations
Workers Compensation Investigations
Wrongful Death Investigations
CriminalDefensePI.com founder is a CA Licensed Private Investigation Agency located in California. In states or countries where Astute Criminal Investigations has not obtained a license to provide Private Investigation services (where applicable), Astute Criminal Investigations has established strategic partnership with Private Detectives within the continental US & worldwide and will contract investigative & protective services and or refer leads generated from this site to qualified Private Investigators, as needed.
Criminal Defense Investigation Methodology
Astute Criminal Investigations has adopted the Component Method as our Investigative methodology after receiving training from Mr. Perron. Although, the component Method was designed by Mr Perron to be used as sttandard for conducting criminal investigations. We believe that these principals are the foundations for superior investigations regardless of a specific niche. Mr. Ammons had already been successfully utilizing many of the investigative principals for years before he attended Mr. Perron's training. However, Mr. Perron's concepts and methodologies provided a clear road-map for concise investigations that he believes every investigator should attend any and all training offfered by Mr. Perron and The Criminal Defense Training Council-- Thank you Brandon!!!
The need to standardize and develop an investigative philosophy and methodology specific to the discipline of criminal defense investigation has been the subject of much research and debate. The answer to the problem was culminated by a joint effort between the public defender system and the private investigation profession. The Component Method was developed to provide public defender investigators and private sector investigators with a formula for conducting successful and comprehensive criminal defense assignments. The Component Method utilizes accepted and proven investigative procedure in an easy to follow format. Each component of the investigation process is designed to uncover leads and develop questions leading to the next component. The subsequent components support the investigator’s efforts to track leads and answer questions developed in previous components. Utilization of the Component Method allows the criminal defense investigator to begin and end an investigation with the knowledge and confidence that an effective and professional investigation was completed.
The Component Method also performs well as a management tool. Senior investigators maintaining supervisory roles, as well as the responsibility of a significant caseload, are able to utilize the system to monitor the progress of subordinates. Historically, the problems associated with “passing the torch” of experience to entry-level criminal defense investigators has been a significant problem. Adherence to a specific methodology allows the supervisor and field investigator to cultivate and pursue a team approach while still allowing for individual critical and creative thinking. The Component Method provides a general course of action while conducting comprehensive assignments. Utilizing this methodology provides an understanding between the supervisor and field investigator regarding expectations and the general course of inquiry.
The six components of criminal defense investigation defining the Component Method are as follows;
1. Investigative Case Review & Analysis
2. The Defendant Interview
3. Crime Scene Examination, Diagrams & Photography
4. Victim/Witness Background Investigations
5. Witness Interviews & Statements
6. Report of Investigation & Testifying
The Component Method also reinforces the investigator’s role as the primary investigator in control of the course of the investigation. Utilization of resources such as forensic experts and specialists to support the primary investigator and his pursuit of the truth is also explored. In addition, the investigator’s responsibility as a thinker and strategist is discussed on an intellectual as well as practical level. The Component Method maintains that the investigator must assume a position as an impartial and objective advocate of the truth. A position that requires discipline, integrity, and an unwavering sense of honor.
The Component Method is intended to be a guide to assist the criminal defense investigator in the course of his investigation. Utilizing the Component Method as a reference source for fundamental information, techniques, and skills will enable the criminal defense investigator to perform assigned tasks effectively and efficiently. The Component Method can be utilized as a preliminary or comprehensive plan. The individual components can be limited or expanded to conform to the specific needs of each case. Proper execution of the Component Method will allow the criminal defense investigator to submit his final report with the confidence that a thorough investigation was accomplished. The report of investigation documenting the criminal defense investigator’s findings will allow defense counsel to develop a defense strategy based upon facts and not abstract theory or conjecture. Subsequently, defense counsel may request additional investigation based upon initial findings, investigative recommendations, or supplemental discovery.
Identifying potential evidence & review of Discovery
Civil Right Violation Investigations:
ACI assists with and provides attorneys with valuable strategic direction and a unique perspective from experts within the Civil Rights arena. We KNOW “where the bones may be buried.” ACI will work closely with your attorney to establish a superior defense team and will lend our expertise to develop a winning defense strategy for the client’s we represent.
Our experience is derived from a law enforcement perspective and from an honest understanding of how the “system works.” This knowledge proves very invaluable when assessing our client’s overall case, understanding where the evidence is or where it might be found and in how to properly secure & preserve that evidence.
Many of our cases have been high-profile investigations where the accused or victim client requires a thorough review of the facts. Our panel of Investigators complies with the strictest codes of client confidentiality and will submit all findings to the representing attorney to insure that confidentiality.
Types of Criminal Civil Rights Violations
A criminal civil rights violation involves the use or threat of force, and can occur with:
• Hate crimes
• Migrant worker exploitation
• Law enforcement misconduct
• Religious interference or property damage
• Health care access interference, such as phone threat or bombing
• Slavery rings
Reporting a Violation
You can report possible violations with first-hand information about the incident, including:
• Names of the victims
• The perpetrators (if known)
• A description of the events
• Whether physical or property damage occurred
During a federal criminal rights investigation, the victim may be eligible to receive compensation and other assistance through local government and private agencies. Each state has eligibility requirements for receiving compensation, usually including that the victim promptly report the incident and cooperate with the police and prosecutors. In general, victims may be compensated for:
• Medical and mental health treatment
• Lost wages
• Crime scene clean-up
Questions for Your Attorney
• What do I do if my civil rights have been violated?
• How much damages am I entitled to?
• Do I have to pay anything to file a civil rights complaint?
It’s your rights, Your Civil Rights to a fair investigation and trial if accused of a crime. It’s your right to personal freedom, the right to life, liberty and the right of equal protection. It’s your rights! It’s time to secure and preserve your rights today. Contact one of our CR Case Managers to discuss your case today.