Criminal Private Investigations

The investigators at Copenhaver & Associates possess the strong research skills, drive and analytical ability to fit together the pieces of a puzzling case. We use hard hitting teams of investigators that have an extensive working knowledge of human behavior and the criminal justice system. We bring the case home when we are called to testify in Court


 Copenhaver & Associates is a leading investigating firm in the State of Florida and throughout the United States, specializing in Criminal Defense Investigations for the accused. We conduct critical investigations in a timely manner on all types of Criminal Cases. As a criminal defense investigator, you need specific knowledge, experience, and skill in order to properly investigate a case from the defense perspective. When Investigating a criminal case, our investigators use state of the art databases, techniques, and equipment to uncover critical information and evidence and defend our clients fully, placing them on a level playing field

Criminal investigations

Homicide Investigations

At our firm, murder investigation is one of our areas of expertise. Call us today and our team will work with you to devise the best plan to complete your investigative needs. Our personnel are selected from various Law Enforcement, Military, and Security Agencies in an effort to provide the best services for our clients. Because our client profiles are extremely diverse, ranging from large international companies to relatively small local enterprises to individual personal needs, our agents are carefully chosen to handle the complex issues that confront our clients

Cold Case Investigations

​Copenhaver & Associates, is experienced at investigating unsolved crimes (cold cases). Most people believe that cold case investigations are strictly related to homicides, when in fact the term cold case originated in the City of San Diego where newspaper reporters nicknamed homicide cases that were put on the back burner due to lack of additional hot leads or clues to solve the case. The unsolved homicide was then labeled a Cold Case and that title has been stuck ever since

Narcotic/Drug Investigations

Our investigators often uncover the criminal background of cooperating government witnesses, and show that they have ulterior motives for testifying. When Copenhaver & Associates does a thorough investigation of government witnesses, we often help juries and judges to determine that the "story" each witness tells on the stand is less than credible and told in exchange for some kind of favor from the government

We use hard hitting teams of investigators that have an extensive working knowledge of human behavior and the criminal justice system

Crime Scene Investigations

Copenhaver & Associates does 35 mm and/or Digital still photography, and Digital  video. We can copy tapes with the same quality as the original. Our video cameras have low light capability and telephoto capability up to 32 power. 

Some of the uses of our photography and videotape are:

  • Personal injury cases
  • Traffic accidents
  • Slip and fall
  • Accident reenactment
  • Day in the life
  • Crime scenes
  • Civil disputes
  • Dissolutions
  • Insurance fraud
  • Surveillance
  • Video Depositions
  • Witness statements

Sex Crimes Investigations

Copenhaver & Associates has extensive experience, training and a proven history in reaching favorable
results for our clients and their attorneys for cases involving sex crimes.


Our investigations in these types of cases have led to  many favorable plea negotiations for the clients to include
reduced jail and prison sentences, acquittals, and total dismissal of charges prior to trial by Govt.

Criminal investigators operate within the law to find evidence Criminal defense investigators can gather evidence of wrongful conviction or accusation
Law enforcement investigators are often busy with other tasks
Criminal investigation divisions can be too short on resources to conduct a proper investigation
Exclusively dedicated criminal investigators are more persistent than law enforcment so they can provide better results Criminal investigators are not limited by jurisdiction

Blackmail Investigations

Copenhaver & Associates understands how blackmail can make individuals feel isolated, exposed and helpless. If you feel you are being blackmailed, Our Investigative Firm can identify your blackmailer(s) and end their reign of terror on you and your family or your organization. Don't allow yourself to be held hostage by the threat of being exposed. Meet with us today and learn how we can help.

Our Firm begins our investigation by meeting with the person(s) being blackmailed and listening to their story in a private, secure setting. As difficult as it may be to talk about the circumstances surrounding the blackmailer's focus, you have our guarantee we will listen to you and develop an investigative plan tailored to bring the situation to an abrupt end. 

Our focus is to get your life back while protecting your interests and reputation

Contact Us

The Orlando Private Investigator

Copenhaver & Associates

(407) 947-6595