Our defense investigators are focused and driven to conduct a thorough investigation on your behalf. We are a Committed for Public Counsel Services approved vendor. MAP Defense investigators investigate all criminal and civil matters prior to Pretrial and Trial in District, Superior, Juvenile, and Federal Court. Legal support and client maintenance services available. Services include background checks, witness locates, interviews, recorded statements, school zone measurements, evidence collection and preservation.
- Attempted Murder
- Aggravated assault & Battery
- Assault and Battery
- Assault and Battery Dangerous Weapon
- Drug charges
- Domestic Abuse charges
- Intimidation of witness
- Impersonate Police officer
- Juvenile matters
- Rape and Sexual offenses
- Operating under the influence of alcohol/drugs
Criminal Defense Description of Services
Criminal Defense investigation starts with a thorough case analysis and assistance in providing the legal theory of the defense. Often this means investigating key circumstances, interviewing known and unknown potential witnesses, investigating the alleged crime scene, searching for evidence that will prove the state’s case theory wrong.
- Thorough review of police report
- Interview the client
- Review victim and witness statements
- Conduct a site review of alleged crime scene
- Obtain Photographs/Video
- Evidence collection/preservation – Chain of custody
- Obtain Measurements
- School Zone Measurements
- Attempt to locate additional witnesses
- Locate and Interview witnesses and victim
- Locate unknown witnesses
- Recorded statements, video where applicable
- Prepare investigative report
- Provide Professional court testimony
- Committee for Public Counsel Services approved vendor
Sexual Assault investigation information
Sexual assault nurse examination (SANE). A SANE is an examination of an alleged victim’s body and clothing by a specially trained nurse. In a SANE, the nurse particularly looks at the alleged victim’s genitalia for evidence consistent with forcible entry, such as vaginal bruising. A SANE collects evidence such as semen and hair samples.
Generally, state and federal courts disallow the results of polygraph tests to be admissible as evidence in a criminal case. A SANE is usually always admissible as evidence in a criminal case. The exception is if the results appear to have been faulty or tampered with. If a SANE was performed in your case, insist that the evidence collected be tested for accuracy. If the evidence appears to have been tampered with, speak to your attorney about possible “chain of custody” issues. This topic concerns a misplacement of the evidence or wrongful access to it by an unauthorized party.
A District Attorney will watch your behavior while the investigation is ongoing. They will partially base their decision as to whether they will prosecute you on your actions and demeanor. It is important that you learn from your attorney not only how to understand your case, but how to behave in and out of court until your case is resolved.
Serving All of Massachusetts
Adams, Agawam, Ashburton, Amherst, Boston, Billerica, Barnstable, Blandford, Belchertown, Bernardston, Brimfield, Brookfield, Charlemont, Chatham, Chelmsford, Chicopee, Chelsea, Danvers, Eastham, Easthampton, East Longmeadow, Everett, Falmouth, Florence, Greenfield, Gardner, Granville, Great Barrington, Hadley, Holyoke, Hopkinton, Hyannis, Ipswich, Jamacia Plain, Lee, Leominster, Longmeadow, Leverett, Marion, Mansfield, Marshfield, Medford, Milford, Northampton, North Adams, Orleans, Pittsfield, Quincy, Revere, Russell, Sandisfield, Sandwich, Scituate, South Hadley, Southwick, Southampton, Springfield, Sunderland, Tolland, Topsfield, Truro, Upton, Westfield, Whately, Winchendon, Wellsely, Wellfleet, Worcester, Yarmouth and more.
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