Investigating the investigators

Right now, in Georgia and throughout the United States, investigators are watching people and keeping track of their activities on the internet. There is a great deal of information out there, however, and these investigators do not always get everything right.

Additionally, law enforcement officers sometimes overstep their bounds. At Conaway and Strickler, P.C., we make it our mission to ensure that our clients’ rights are protected. One of the ways we do this is by performing our own investigations.

There is an old saying it goes something along the lines of “what is good for one is good for the other.” We make a point of employing equal or superior techniques to state and federal agencies during our own examinations of the facts. We see this as the minimum requirement for a successful case. 

Investigations are important because, by the time online stalking, child pornography, cyber warfare or other cybercrime arrests happen, the state usually already has a significant head start. Many arrests are the result of extended surveillance and investigation.

We believe that the court deserves to know exactly how any evidence was gathered and if those methods put our clients’ rights in danger. Investigations often risk heading into gray areas of civil rights and criminal law by misleading people or collecting evidence in unconventional manners. 

Your arrest would be a serious wake-up call, but you should think twice if anyone tells you that it is the end of the road. Police officers, federal investigators and state attorneys often provide a pessimistic perspective that suits their goals: getting you the maximum penalty available. Only a thorough review of all the evidence — not someone’s biased prediction — will provide a realistic outlook.

Cybercrime charges are serious, but you should not let them intimidate you. Get the facts first. For more information, please continue reading on our main website.

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