P & P INVESTIGAZIONI - DEPARTMENT OF CRIMINAL DEFENSIVE INVESTIGATIONS
Defensive Investigations in the criminal area are all the investigative activities that the defence, represented by the lawyer, can carry out for evidential aims in the interest of its own client, in parallel with the one put into action by the Public Prosecutor that in court represents the charge.
Such faculty has been conferred to the defence attorney after the introduction of a dedicated title in the code of Criminal Procedure, by the art. 11 of the Law n. 397 on the 7th of December 2000.
Until then, the jurisprudence, with the article 358 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, provided expressly that only the Public Prosecutor can carry out verifications on facts and circumstances in favour of the person facing trial.
To fulfil this option the defence attorney could so avail itself of consultants specialized in the field of surveys that it will consider worthwhile to carry out.
The Department of Criminal Defensive Investigations of P & P INVESTIGAZIONI S.r.l., composed by detectives with multi-years experience, is authorized to the development of such investigations as it is supplied by the Prefecture’s License according to the art. 134 T.U.L.P.S., R.D. 18th June 1931 n. 773, with the License to the development of Defensive Investigations Activities, according to the art. 5 of the Ministerial Decree of the 1st of December 2010, aimed at the identification of evidential elements for defensive use in criminal processing, according to the art. 38 and 222 of the Code of Conducts of the Criminal Proceedings and of the art. 327 bis of the same Code.
Our criminal investigations could be carried out in advance, that is even before the establishment of a legal proceeding: it is an example the finding of certified proofs of an alibi on a person that is afraid to be involved in an investigation.
During the trial, the defensive investigations have the aim to support the work of the defence through the achievement of information, pictures/video proofs, declarations of the witnesses, documentation in possession of the Public Administration to produce during the hearing stages. Our detectives are also authorized to have access to private places and to participate to every not repeatable technical inspection together with the Public Prosecutor.
Our acknowledged professionalism has allowed the Department of Criminal Defensive Investigations of P & P INVESTIGAZIONI S.r.l. to operate and to resolve cases particularly relevant in the national public opinion.
These are the main activities carried out in the field of a criminal proceeding:
DEPARTMENT OF CRIMINAL DEFENSIVE INVESTIGATIONS