Civil Cases Investigation
A civil investigation is an investigation related to a civil matter.
A civil matter is a court action (or pending court action) that is
not criminal in nature. An investigation related to the care of a
child is a civil investigation if the opposing parent is trying to
prove that their ex-spouse is not taking good care of the child. A
criminal investigation would be if the police were investigating a
complaint of child abuse which resulted in the harm, or potential
harm, of the child.
To put is simply, a civil investigation is any investigation that is
not an investigation of a crime.
A civil investigation helps uncover and assemble the information
needed for a civil trail. A civil trial is the opposite of a
criminal trail. In most cases, this type of court case involves two
individual citizens who are arguing about an issue that relates to
their rights as citizens. For example, if one person sues another
for damages caused in a domestic accident, the case will likely be
tried in a civil trial. Civil investigations are utilized to gather
the evidence that is essential to such a trial.
There are many kinds of civil investigations, with some of the more
common ones being:
• Domestic surveillance, which can include nanny cams, caregiver
background checks, security
surveillance, and many other types of investigations
ensure that you and everyone in your home remain safe.
• Personal injury investigations, which attempt to find out how an
injury has occurred.
• Workers compensation investigations, which try to put a stop to
• Background checks, which try to determine whether those people you
trust with your business
or personal life really are deserving of the faith you put in them.
• Asset searches, which try to uncover hidden funds and valuables
owned by debtors, companies,
• Missing persons investigations.
• Child custody and child abuse investigations, which can be used to
attempt to uncover possible
negligence and mistreatment of minors.
• Marital investigations, which can include everything from partner
surveillance to domestic abuse
investigations, pre marital investigations, and cheating spouse
What Happens in a Civil Investigation?
A civil investigation typically begins with an analysis. A private
investigator will usually meet with the person launching the
investigation to discuss the needs of the investigation, the budget
alloted for the investigation and how the case should proceed. Then,
the investigator will approach the case, using a variety of
investigative techniques to get answers and evidence as needed.
Depending on the investigation, investigators may use surveillance,
background checks, medical or forensic investigations, witness
examination, and other methods they feel fit to solve the case. The
investigator will then meet with the client again to discuss
findings. If needed, an investigator can create an official report
or even act as an expert witness in a civil trial.
Do I Need a Civil Investigation?
If you are going to be involved in a court case, the simple answer
is yes. In many civil trials, proof is everything as the person who
presents the most solid case is the one who wins. Simply hiring a
private investigator can help you find the solid proof you need to
make your court case a success. If you are being taken to court or
are affected by false accusations, you may need the services of a
good civil investigator to find the evidence to clear your name.