Category : Criminal Justice

Starting a Career as a Private Investigator

The Private investigation field has become increasingly popular in recent years and this can be attributed to the growing demand in the niche.

Basically, private investigators are individuals trained to research into an organization or individual’s background to get detailed info on legal, confidential or financial matters. In most cases, a private investigator is more or less a hired detective who assists police or lawyers with criminal cases. To help with the research, these professionals utilize surveillance equipment such as cameras, computers and other technologies depending on the task at hand.

What It Takes to Become a Private Investigator:


Before delving on the qualifications, it’s worth noting that private investigators can either choose to work for companies or remain self-employed. To become efficient, a private investigator should first and foremost be highly effective at conducting in depth research, fast in making progress and very organized. In order to put puzzles together, a private detective should be a proficient communicator besides of course staying abreast on the latest technologies to help in the research. Finally, the professional should be skilled in report writing and remaining inconspicuous.

Education:

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Most private investigators have college education or training in essential courses such as Criminal Justice. Other courses that can help an individual pursue a private investigation career include, criminology, psychology and law enforcement. In short, such individuals should go for courses that train them to manage research projects, besides helping interact with clients and other individuals.

Before you can qualify to become a private investigator, it is worth noting that licensing is mandatory. Moreover, some work experience is usually required before you can be hired. You can go for law enforcement internship programs or gather some experience as a correction officer.

In a nutshell, the niche is rapidly growing by the year with statistics projecting a 21% growth by the year 2020. While the hiring process varies from one employer to the next, expect every prospect to perform background checks thus making a clean sheet a mandatory requirement in the niche.

Starting a Career as a Private Investigator


Always Take Legal Action On Sex Crime Accusations

Fighting allegations of any criminal offense related to sex, in any way, is important if you’re ever accused of a felony sex crime in Texas.

The stigma of being accused of a sex crime includes the assumption that the defendant has a problem around children that’s pedophilia in nature deserving of immediate correction in the form of jail.

If we’re talking about my kids, I agree.

What If The Defendant is Innocent?

If the defendant accused of a sex crime is innocent, then every action must be taken by the defendant if they’re to survive the prosecutorial onslaught.

Simply pleading guilty to avoid jail time and get a slap on the wrist is unlikely. Texas prosecutors expect serious jail to be afforded to any defendant convicted of a crime involving sex, and sex with under-aged victims.

If you’re ever in need of a criminal defense lawyer for a sex crime in the Houston-Galveston area, I strongly recommend looking up the “Law Offices of Tad Nelson & Associates”.


Prison Culture Goes Public

From saggy pants to tattoos, the prison culture’s impact on American lifestyle is apparent. Somehow, some way, going to jail, or coming home from jail, has become “cool”.

There’s no doubt that the popularization of prison culture is by design the same way the the fall of the American economy was. I am not sure if there is anyway that we can reverse the faltering of our society, but I sure hope there is.prison-culture

There are a few things we can do like prayer, and doing a better job to raise our kids, but when you turn on the TV and these prison inmates turned celebrity are flashed about as if they are desirable, it makes the prospect of a better future bleak.

It seems that prison culture has taken over the reigns of destroying the youth the same way that devil worshiping rock bands did in years past.

Solution

We all need to work together to ensure that young people aren’t trained to be new criminals, and to ensure that great values are instilled in our children.


Marijuana, Thankfully Illegal in Texas

Although the dangerous drug known as marijuana is becoming legal in some areas, in the State of Texas possession of any amount of marijuana is still a jailable offense no matter the amount of the narcotic in your possession during an encounter with law enforcement.

People smoke marijuana for a number of reasons. Some of the reasons people use marijuana are listed below.

  • To get high, or intoxicated off the drug.
  • To fit in or to adhere to peer pressure.
  • To satisfy a dependency on THC.
  • To rebel, and act like a child.

Being charged with possession of marijuana is a criminal offense, however, if you are busted with small amounts of weed then you may avoid a lengthy jail sentence and will likely be home in a day or two depending on the details of the crime, and other crimes that may have been committed at the time.

Although a minor marijuana drug offense may not seem like much, its always a smart idea to work with a lawyer to find out what your options are in the event that you decide to fight to charge to keep it off your background.