Criminal Defense

Fort Lauderdale/West Palm Beach/Miami

Criminal Defense Investigations

Some studies have shown that there are an estimated 10,000 wrongful convictions for serious crimes in the United States every year.  In 1984 at the age of nineteen, Darryl Hunt was convicted of the rape and murder of a woman named Deborah Sykes—despite the fact that there was no physical evidence tying him to the crimes.  In 2004 he was exonerated of his crimes and released from prison after another man confessed to the crime.  In 1996, ThinkstockPhotos-98984483Richard Jewell was a security guard at the Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia when he saw a suspicious package and reported it to the authorities.  Shortly after he reported it, the package exploded killing one person and injuring more than 100.  Jewell became the prime suspect but luckily was cleared months later primarily because of bad police work.

Information taken from the University of Michigan Law School website showed that some of the causes of wrongful convictions are:

Eyewitness Misidentification – Eyewitness misidentification is the single greatest cause of wrongful convictions nationwide. Research shows that the human mind is not like a tape recorder; we neither record events exactly as we see them, nor recall them like a tape that has been rewound. Instead, witness memory is like any other evidence at a crime scene; it must be preserved carefully and retrieved methodically, or it can be contaminated.

Junk Science – Many forensic testing methods have been applied with little or no scientific validation and with inadequate assessments of their significance or reliability. As a result, forensic analysts sometimes testify in cases without a proper scientific basis for their findings. And in some cases, forensic analysts have engaged in misconduct.

False Confessions – In many cases, innocent defendants make incriminating statements, deliver outright confessions, or plead guilty. Regardless of the age, capacity, or state of the confessor, what they often have in common is a decision—at some point during the interrogation process—that confessing will be more beneficial to them than continuing to maintain their innocence.

Government Misconduct – In some cases, government officials take steps to ensure that a defendant is convicted despite weak evidence or even clear proof of innocence.ThinkstockPhotos-176994968

Informants – Often, statements from people with incentives to testify—particularly incentives that are not disclosed to the jury—are the central evidence in convicting an innocent person. People have been wrongfully convicted in cases in which snitches are paid to testify or receive favors in return for their testimony.

Bad Practices by Lawyers -The failure of overworked lawyers to investigate, call witnesses, or prepare for trial has led to the conviction of innocent people.

Pre-Conviction

If you have been arrested for a crime you didn’t commit, you are not only going to need a good competent attorney but also an investigative team to help prepare your defense.  Our team of investigators at Eagle Six Group consists of former federal criminal investigators with decades of investigative experience in finding the truth.  We will work with your attorney or independently to gather evidence in order to prove your innocence.  Our investigators at Eagle Six Group will utilize the most state of the art equipment and techniques and put them to work for you.  We will locate witnesses; canvas the scene, conduct interviews and more to collect any and all evidence to prove your case. We have the experience and the expertise to get the job done for you.  At Eagle Six Group we are dedicated to finding the truth.ThinkstockPhotos-179318921

Post Conviction

If you have already gone to trial and been wrongly convicted Eagle Six Group can still help you.  Our professional investigators can still conduct and investigation and put together evidence that your attorney can use for your appeal.  We strongly believe in the Constitution of the United States, the judicial system and that no person should go to prison for a crime they did not commit.  We will diligently to find all the evidence and uncover the truth.

Call us today for a free consultation.

What You Can Expect:

  • At Eagle Six Group, our investigators will consult with you to get details of your case, answer your questions and make sure that you understand the process of the investigation.
  • We will develop an investigative strategy with you in order to meet your specific needs and budget.
  • You will be provided with a cost estimate and a time frame estimate for the completion of the investigation.
  • Our investigators will keep you informed of the progress of the investigation and provide you with up to date information as well as any changes needed. Always keep in mind that investigations are conducted to uncover the truth, not to end in any specific outcome.  We will get you the truth based on the evidence uncovered
  • All investigations done by Eagle Six Group investigators are completed professionally, thoroughly, and with complete confidentiality.

Eagle Six Group is licensed by the State of Florida, Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Division of Licensing, Florida license number A 1300257 and fully insured.  All our investigators are also licensed by the State of Florida.  We are a family owned ethical company and will not do anything that violates the laws of the State of Florida or the United States.

Eagle Six Group covers every city in every county in Florida to include:

Monroe County, Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach, Martin, Collier, Hendry, Lee, Glades, Charlotte, Franklin, Gulf, Liberty, Calhoun, Jackson, Bay, Washington, Holmes, Walton, Okaloosa, Escambia, Santa Rosa, Flagler, Putnam, St. Johns, Clay, Duval, Nassau, Baker, Levy, Alachua, Gilchrist, Bradford, Union, Columbia, Dixie, Layfayette, Suwannee, Hamilton, Taylor, Madison, Jefferson, Wakulla, Leon, Gadsden, Sarasota, Manatee, Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco, Hernando, Citrus, St. Lucie, Okeechobee, Indian River, Brevard, Volusia, Highlands, Hardee, Polk, Osceola, Orange, Seminole, Lake,  Sumter, and Marion.