Plant City Family Law Attorneys and Plant City Criminal Defense Attorneys are often asked by their clients about how to find witnesses to specific events. For example, many times witnesses to a battery or fight between spouses over a child are usually nameless folks in restaurants, parks or shopping centers. We have several options to find witnesses in these cases and have had great success in finding these nameless witnesses.
First, we work with a team of investigators. These investigators utilize both public source and proprietary searches to locate witnesses. Additionally, they extensively search Facebook and other social media outlets to identify potential witnesses through analyzing their relationships with the other party. We have used investigators to follow, video and document witnesses and their behavior after incidents. We have utilized investigators to locate cheating spouses using marital property to pay for their affairs. This will assist Tampa family law attorneys arguing that the cheating spouse has squandered marital property.
Secondly, we have subpoenaed a wide range of evidence, including surveillance videos, medical records, billing records, etc. These documents ultimately will lead us to additional potential discovery, including making us better able to locate witnesses. Many times surveillance video will provide additional leads as to the identity of witnesses. Plant City Family Law Attorneys generally must request permission from the court to issue subpoenas to non-parties for documents or evidence.
Lastly, our Plant City criminal attorneys and Plant City family law attorneys utilize written discovery to assist in effectively finding witnesses. Unfortunately, many cases literally teeter on whether a party is able to find their witnesses. In family law cases, our Tampa family law attorneys will utilize interrogatories, requests for production and requests for admission to prepare for depositions to save money and be more effective.
If you or someone you know has questions about finding witnesses, contact the Plant City Family Law Attorneys of Hackworth Law for a free case consultation. We offer free case consultations and have handled thousands of cases just like yours. Thank you for taking the time to check our Plant City Family Law Attorneys’ blog. If you would like to contact one of our Tampa family law attorneys immediately, please use the “contact us now” tab in the upper right hand corner of the website. We appreciate your time and look forward to working with you.