Investigation in a criminal case is critical to a fair trial for the accused and the victim. An seasoned investigator may uncover the actual culprit and minimize the chances of an unnecessary jury trial. The challenge that most individuals face when seeking the services of a private attorney is affordability. A good attorney that hires an effective investigator requires reasonable payment. A client must expect to invest a reasonable sum of money to ensure their attorney allocates the time, energy and investigative power to fight their case.