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5 Reasons Using a Private Investigator Can Help You Win A Civil Case

Good lawyers win cases with available evidence. Great lawyers look for their own. How? By acquiring the expertise of a civil private investigator. While attorneys wield the law like gun-toting sharpshooters inside the courtroom, they’d be shooting blanks without sufficient, compelling evidence that only a civil private investigator can bring to the table. But what [...]

September 21st, 2018|Blog, private investigation|0 Comments

Government Investigation Consulting

Investigative caseloads fluctuate depending upon the number of current (on-going) investigations existing plus the number of new investigations initiated on any given day, versus the number of investigators who are available to conduct the investigations (receive assignments). This caseload ratio is consistent among local, state, and federal law enforcement investigative units. As you can imagine, [...]

April 20th, 2018|private investigation, Services|0 Comments

Can a Private Investigator Legally Search a Computer?

We all know that law enforcement is required by law (the US Constitution) to play by the rules. Illegal searches, for example, can result in the exclusion of any evidence or information gained through that search at trial. For example, a computer retrieved from a suspect’s vehicle as suspected proceeds of a crime, such as [...]

February 19th, 2018|Blog, private investigation|0 Comments

Private Detective Needed

As consumers searching for a professional in most fields, our research will probably direct us to a group of candidates who require further vetting. Chances are that we will probably filter the good from the bad through our own personal processes and make decisions to hire based on our needs. Like other service-oriented professionals, there [...]

January 18th, 2018|Blog, private investigation, Services|0 Comments

Technical Security Countermeasures (TSCM)

Almost every predisposed concept we have of what a particular criminal should look like will ultimately turn out to be inaccurate. A skilled spy can blend in with almost any environment, utilizing equally covert techniques and tools to collect valuable information on a target. Everyday, corporate spies develop new ways of tapping into competitor’s technology. [...]

December 6th, 2017|Blog, private investigation|0 Comments

Forensic Investigation

Generally speaking, the term forensic refers to the application of science as it pertains to the collection of evidence for presentation in the court of law. Forensics can be applied to several areas of investigations including photography, the collection of trace evidence, fingerprints, footwear impressions, as well as blood and other bodily fluids. Of crucial [...]

November 13th, 2017|Blog, private investigation|0 Comments

Cogs in The Wheel: Part 2: Private Investigators and Attorneys

The professional standards to which private investigator services are held are generally defined by State law, if applicable, though not every State regulates private investigators. Check out the requirements per state here. Nonetheless, the general standard for private investigators regarding arrests, searches, domestic surveillance, GPS tracking, etc., is essentially equivalent to that of a private [...]

October 30th, 2017|Blog, private investigation, Services|0 Comments

Forletta Provides “Fresh Set of Eyes” through Cold Case Review and Investigative Services

Why some investigations run cold, and how a “fresh set of eyes” by a Private Investigative Service can be so beneficial in helping resolve a case.  Sometimes criminal or civil cases can be simple and straightforward. Other times they’re not. Evidence is often complex, difficult to decipher, and can have varying degrees of usefulness or [...]

July 20th, 2017|Blog, private investigation, Services|0 Comments

Three Qualities of Highly Effective Private Investigators

We at Forletta want to share with you what we think makes a good private investigator. There is no question that particular traits are needed to be successful in this field, but, the question you may be asking is what traits are important? When looking for a private investigator to help you with your case, [...]

May 11th, 2017|Blog, private investigation|0 Comments

How We Can Help with Law Cases

When it comes to lawyers, trials and litigation—I don’t think anyone outside of the field truly knows all that is involved when it comes to all of the information they must find to be successful with their case. It takes countless hours of research and information collecting, to say the least. The work necessary is [...]

April 27th, 2017|private investigation|0 Comments

FORLETTA: Background Checks on Current Employees.

We’re all familiar with the common HR procedure of conducting background checks on our prospective employees. And it makes perfect sense. You wouldn’t want to put your company’s reputation in jeopardy by bringing on someone who doesn’t have the cleanest legal or moral record. So the candidate passed the background check. You’ve hired them. And [...]

September 15th, 2016|Blog, pittsburgh, private investigation, Services|0 Comments

FORLETTA: Drug Investigations.

According to a 2012 survey by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, nearly 24 million Americans aged 12 and older had used an illicit drug or abused a psychotherapeutic medication within the past month. The study also found that drug used is highest among 18-20 year old Americans, with approximately 23.9% of this [...]

From the Desk of Larry Forletta: Intellectual Property Investigations.

Thoughts and ideas are just as important to the success of an organization as physical items. That’s why intellectual property protection is such an integral part of many organizations’ work. There are four different types of intellectual property—patents, trademarks, designs, and copyrights. Each of these is discussed in detail below. Intellectual property infringement is the [...]

FORLETTA: Protect Yourself from Cybercrime

With the proliferation of digital technology, cybercrime has been on the rise. Luckily, there are lots of things you can do to protect yourself from online fraud. In general, cybercriminals want to make their money as quickly and easily as possible. By making their job a little harder, you can keep yourself much safer. Some [...]

FORLETTA: Identifying Counterfeit Products.

Counterfeit products are defined as goods, often of inferior quality, made or sold under another brand’s name without the brand owner’s authorization. In part because of the Internet, we have become more and more inundated with counterfeit products. In 2014, US law enforcement agencies had to shut down 29,684 websites that were illegally selling counterfeit [...]