Criminal Defense: A Constitutional Right
May 5, 2016
Hosted by Francie Koehler, CPI, CCDI
Often criticized are those who are involved in the defense side of the criminal process, the investigators, the experts, and indeed the attorneys. At the same time, that action of defending an individual of a crime is the heart of the US Constitution. Most of us learned about the 6th Amendment in high school Civics…the right to have the assistance of counsel, the right to be informed of the charges against us, the right to a speedy & public trial by an impartial jury, and the right to be confronted with witnesses against us as well as witnesses in our favor. It is against that backdrop that drives many private investigators such as Mark Gillispie. Tune in to hear Mark Gillispie discuss some of his more unusual cases and the reason he does what he does, regardless of the court of public opinion.
Thursday at 9 AM Pacific Time on VoiceAmerica Variety Channel
PI’s Declassified! lets you listen in as authentic private investigators discuss their real-life cases.
Every week, private detectives spill the beans, -- discussing investigator specialties that you wouldn’t even imagine exist!
You’ll hear stories about lies and false confessions… tracking down missing persons… forensics… workplace violence… innocent people freed from prison… human trafficking… and other tantalizing cases.
Tune in to PI’s Declassified! every Thursday at 9 AM Pacific Time on the VoiceAmerica Variety Channel.
Francie Koehler, CPI, CCDI
Francie Koehler’s career as a licensed private investigator includes cases that have sparked media projects. "Unsolved Mysteries" portrayed one of her missing person cases. British author Val McDermid featured her capital case in "A Suitable Job for A Woman" and true crime writer Ann Rule chronicled a case she investigated involving a missing nightclub owner entitled "In The Name Of Love." Francie drew on her investigative and retail experience to create the 3-part video, "Loss Prevention - The Big Picture." International results included an invitation to Moscow, where she spoke to Russian nationals interested in privatization. Francie is the former two-term president of both the National Council of Investigation & Security Services (NCISS) and the California Association of Licensed Investigators (CALI). Awarded by each organization for her work, she serves as Legislative Chair for both and regularly testifies before the California State Legislature regarding bills of concern to PI’s. Francie has been recognized by her state regulatory agency for outstanding service to her profession. In addition, she holds memberships in the Council for International Investigators, National Association of Legal Investigators, World Association of Detectives, and California Attorneys for Criminal Justice. Francie also works with the Innocence Project and holds certifications as a Conflict Mediator, Legal Investigator, Professional Investigator and Criminal Defense Investigator.