If my relative is found guilty of criminal threats, I DO NOT want it to be because I was too trusting. I know who and where all of these transient people live, and I could deliver the info straight to this alleged 'investigator'. Just because the PD is burnt out and seen a thousand cases like it, I am more than willing to offer my help for ABSOLUTELY NO MONEY! FREEEEE! Please answer soon, I feel time is of the essence. Oh, we're in L.A.
Personal Injury Lawyer
If I understand you correctly, you would like to lead this investigation. I'm not sure that's going to happen. Your not exactly a neutral and detached party. I'm sure the investigator will listen to what you have to say, but s/he will decide on how to pursue the investigation.
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Administrative Law Lawyer
Don't barge into this effort without talking with an attorney. You may cause there to be a taint to evidence that could otherwise have been useful -- or even legally admissible.
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Federal Crime Lawyer
If you have info about where the witnesses can be located, give that info to the investigator. But do not attempt to interview the witnesses yourself as you could seriously damage the case.
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Criminal Defense Attorney
Yes, it is possible to help the investigation. You will NOT be allowed to interview witnesses yourself. Your best bet is to contact the PD, tell him/her you know the location of witnesses, and offer to give the information to him/her, or to an investigator. As for the "FREEEEE!" business, you wouldn't be paid for the info in any case. And one more thing: referring to the PD's investigator as "this alleged 'investigator'" isn't going to help you.
Criminal Defense Attorney
Of course, if the relative CAN and WILL help the lawyer's investigator with relevant defense matter than, it would be a travesty not to help.
Hang in there and have faith that your lawyer will do a fine job.