Glossary of Investigation Terms

Glossary of Investigation Terms and Legal Definitions

This collection of investigation definitions is intended to help private investigators, police officers and everyday citizens understand the meaning of various legal terms used by lawyers, attorneys, government officials, law enforcement departments, and...
Extortion

Extortion

What is Extortion? Extortion is a criminal offense which occurs when a person unlawfully obtains either money, property or services from a person, entity, or institution, through coercion. Refraining...
Legal Research

Online Legal Research

Private investigation work touches many different aspects of the law. Private investigators and police officers encounter situations related to legal issues such as personal rights, privacy laws, marital disputes, electronic surveillance, and...
expert witness

Expert Witness Directories for Legal Testimony in Court Cases

An expert witness is a witness, who by virtue of education, training, skill, or experience, is believed to have knowledge in a particular subject beyond that of the average person. Expert witnesses and legal experts...
court records

How to Retrieve United States Court Records Using the Internet

What are Court Records? A court record is a general term that is used to describe legal records that are filed with the court system. This may include records file with the county, state, and federal...
bail bonds

Bail Bonds – How They Work

 If you, or someone you know, has been charged with a crime, it is important to understand how bail bonds work. This article provides a general overview of bail bonds, how much...
family law

Family Law: Legal Matters Involving Children, Parents and Families

What is Family Law? Family law is an area of the law that deals with family-related issues and domestic relations including the nature of marriage, civil unions, and domestic partnerships. It also deals with the...
Debt collection agency

Collection Agencies: Tracking Down Debtors and Collecting Debts

What is a Collection Agency? A collection agency is a business that pursues payments on debts owed by individuals or businesses.  Most collection agencies operate as agents of creditors and collect debts for a fee...
Bankruptcy

Resources for Filing Bankruptcy Chapter 7 and 13

This article provides an overview of the different types of bankruptcy. In addition, it covers a list of resources to help you learn how to go about filing for bankruptcy. Individuals and businesses often become...

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