The Aequitas Group specializes in the leveraging of multidisciplinary expertise in police science and forensic psychology for attorney work-product investigations and consulting expert case review. Aequitas Group affiliated experts have experience in both criminal and civil litigation with a thorough understanding of the rules of evidence and courtroom procedures.
Our core team of master investigators consists exclusively of highly experienced law enforcement professionals with baccalaureate and/or masters degrees, at least ten years’ experience conducting criminal investigations, and extensive time testifying before grand juries, judges, and juries. You can expect any expert report from the Aequitas Group to meet the highest standards for professionalism, thoroughness, and objectivity.
While many law enforcement officers and investigators strive to be impartial, such is not always the case. Aequitas Group affiliated experts strive for impartiality and have worked for both sides — prosecution and defense — in cases to ensure that true justice is both sought and served because you have a right to maintain your innocence until proven guilty. Aequitas Group affiliated experts stand ready to work closely with defense attorneys to ensure law enforcement followed proper procedures, find favorable exculpatory evidence, and find potential problems for the prosecution with witness testimony.
Background investigations are often used by public sector agencies, such as police departments, to conduct an in-depth history into a job applicant. Basic background investigations include criminal history reports, asset and financial reports, verification of employment, and other public records. More detailed investigations include interviewing primary references, secondary references, family members, neighbors, and other contacts. Aequitas Group affiliated experts have conducted numerous background investigations and are available to review background investigations for thoroughness, biases, and flaws.
Use of Force
Aequitas Group affiliated experts have years of experience in training, reporting, and investigating the use of less-lethal and deadly force by civilians, security professionals, and law enforcement officers. We stand ready to review cases involving use of force for both criminal and civil investigations.
A host of recent cases have shown that the innocent until proven guilty model is not foolproof – and wrongful convictions, while rare, do occur. Aequitas Group affiliated experts stand ready to conduct thorough case reviews to assist defense and appellate attorneys in building a strong case for either a new trial or a complete reversal of a potentially wrongful conviction.
Crimes Against Children
Law enforcement and child protective services are mandated to investigate allegations of child abuse and neglect — but what happens when limited resources combined with inexperienced investigators are not able to substantiate what you believe to be true or file charges that you do not feel are justified? Aequitas Group affiliated experts have conducted high level child abuse investigations, including sexual abuse cases, and are ready to help you find peace of mind through the truth, no matter what the truth turns out to be.
Narcotics investigations, especially where asset forfeiture is concerned, create situations where law enforcement agencies can benefit from inexperienced or overzealous officers. Aequitas Group affiliated experts have conducted high level narcotics investigations, including federal cases, and are ready to review cases to ensure that justice remains blind and is pursued with the highest levels of integrity.
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Aequitas Group affiliated experts have been vetted and are listed with expert witness search firms including The Expert Institute, SEAK, Inc., Texas Trial Lawyers Association, and Witness Search.