Introduction To Criminal Defense Investigations - August 2019

For Private Investigators: What you need to know to get the job, do it right, and get justice for your clients.

The Question

Do you need more revenue in your private investigation business?

Do you feel that you can really be able to help those wrongfully convicted or those where the system is broken?

Maybe you have have worked a few cases in the past but it's hard to get clients?

Maybe you had a client or maybe a contract but you're not getting cases and you don't know why?

Maybe you're not sure if you have the skills, or the mindset, to do defense work?

If so, you may be interested in our Criminal Defense Investigations program.

The Problem

There are a lot of defendants that need good attorneys and good investigators.

I'm sure you have seen the recent shows where new DNA testing has exonerated people. But, I tell you, there are numerous more pressing issues in simple cases. And it needs a trained eye. And that can be YOU.

A Possible Solution

Our goal in creating this course for you, the potential criminal defense investigator, is to learn about this unique situation and how you might be able to help.

I have worked criminal defense cases since I started my agency in 2008. This is for private paying clients and private paying attorneys. Which IS different than contracted work, both in scope and payment. I am also contracted by the government to work on indigent defense cases, from thefts to homicide and post conviction relief. I started my legal career in the public defender's office in Florida and then went to work as a police officer, major case detective and patrol sergeant. This gives me a full circle perspective on what is needed in these cases.

My solution to your problem(s) is a skilled,trained, licensed and approved private investigator, working full time to solve these cases.

The first step is to attend our introductory training to see if this is the right fit for you. Because, working criminal defense is a different animal.

In our program we will teach you:

  • The theory behind working criminal defense
  • Ways to get criminal defense work
  • Reviewing the police investigation
  • Crime scene investigation
  • Interviewing witnesses
  • Interviewing officers
  • Forensic testing and forensic experts
  • Working with attorneys
  • Working with the pro per or pro se client
  • and more...

Why Should You Take This Class From Me?

I am a current supervisory criminal defense investigator who actively works cases for both private attorneys, individuals and government public defense agencies.

I currently contract through the Maricopa County Office of Public Defense Services, have worked for the Mohave County Defense Services and the Office of the Public Defender in Florida's 19th Circuit. This means I know how the system work, what the job is, how to get the jobs and how to help the most.

I am a former patrol officer, major case detective and police sergeant. This means I understand what we are up against and what should have been done and how to prepare a defense against it.

I am have been a licensed private investigator in Arizona since 2006 and working criminal defense since 2008. This means I know how to do the work, can help you find the work and can show you.

When Will The Class Be Held?

This class will be held in August, 2019.

This class will be held live in our virtual classroom. You may attend by phone, tablet or personal computer.

I look forward to having you in class!


Your Instructor

Christine Burke
Christine Burke

Christine combines her personality and experience in her consulting, educational, and entrepreneurial endeavors.

She is the owner of, and supervisory investigator for, Strategic Intelligence Services PLLC, a global full-service private investigative and process service agency located in Arizona and Oklahoma and It's Judgment Day!, a resource for judgment creditors and their counsel.

Christine provides startup and marketing assistance to legal professionals and small business owners, including coaching, mentoring and training through OMG! Outsourced Marketing Guru. She also helps new and established business owners through her school Continuing Education and Training.

Christine recently launched a new marketing opportunity for private investigators, process servers and local business owners through her online directories PrivateInvestigatorSource.com, ProcessServerSource.com and LoveALocal.com and helps launch businesses through her highly acclaimed 24 Hours to Startup program.

Past companies created and owned by Christine include Flat Rate Process Service, a directory of participating nationwide process server agencies, FingerprintingUSA, providing training, industry resources and continuing education to fingerprinting services providers nationwide, and SiteMadeSimple.com, offering internet marketing, website development and e-commerce solutions for businesses.

Christine combines a love for her work and charitable causes in Help Solve The Case, which donates investigative resources to review, investigate, and solve cold cases.

Prior to becoming an entrepreneur, Christine spent over seven years at Citigroup in her role as Vice President, Marketing, Communication and Production. Before joining Citi, Christine worked as a police officer in South Florida, in the positions of officer, detective and sergeant.

Christine volunteered her time with the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office Posse instructing, as one of the DUI Task Force Coordinators, as part of the Dignitary Protection Team, and facilitating interstate prisoner transport. Christine was a Board Director for Dress For Success of NE Florida and supported the Humane Society of NE Florida.

Christine holds a Master's Degree in Business Organizational Management, a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice/Psychology and has completed over 160 continuing education classes. Christine consults in both the business and criminal justice areas and she relishes the chance to tell a good story or provide technical expertise. In 2016 Christine was featured as a guest speaker on marketing for the Arizona Association of Licensed Private Investigators (AALPI), in 2014 a featured investigator for Investigation Discovery ID TV, and she also enjoyed her on screen role as a police officer in The Maddening, a motion picture starring Burt Reynolds and Angie Dickenson.

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