There are legal cases that are going to require witnesses and their interview in order to prosecute or defend your side of things. You might be thinking about the legalities and the procedures that come along with such a daunting task are more than you can handle. There are a lot of people who feel this way when it comes to anything legal that they must deal with. After all, the interviews can make an impending hinderance on your case if not done properly. Roland Investigations offers this service to you, so you don’t have to deal with the legal struggles that come along with such a task. If you’re planning on having a go at it then here are some things that you’re going to want to keep in mind.
The first thing that you’re going to want to do is identify yourself and the person that you’re interviewing. After identifications, you’ll want to make sure you state the investigation and the purpose. Additionally, you’ll need to state the reason why you’re interviewing them and why you’re authorized to do so. After having done this, make a few comments on their responsibility to provide truthful facts and that the interview is completely voluntary. You can then proceed with your interview. It is a courtesy to ask if they have any questions regarding the interview.
When you go about asking the necessary questions. you will want to remember that they are a person and need to be treated with dignity and respect. That includes not interrupting them when they speak as well as when they are trying to gather their train of thought. There is a great need to be patient when conducting an interview. However, there is still a need for you to remain in control of the interview by being the one to ask the questions. Do your best to read them and reassure them when you feel they may be afraid of sharing information. Depending on the case they may have a valid fear regarding the implications of talking about what they know.
At the end of the day, if you want a successful interview, you will have to make sure that you do your due diligence on the correct questions to ask and how to conduct the interview properly. If you’re afraid that you won’t conduct it right, then it's best that you get a professional to conduct the interview. Call us or fill out an online request to find out more information on how Roland Investigations conducts witness interviews.
By Roland Investigations 2-21-2019