What is the advantage to using a research and acquisition service as opposed to an attorney to get your 911 call recording?
If you are in a legal case, you will need legal representation, however, much of the procuring of evidence will fall on you. For instance, you are likely the only one who would have access to your emails, phone voice mail, texts, letters, etc. With your attorney’s advice, you will select the documents that will best help your case.
In the procurement of 911 calls, however, if you use your attorney, he will most likely use a court subpoena to request the audio recording. In the case of court-issued subpoenas, your attorney will likely be required by law to submit the recording to your opposing counsel, whether or not you use it in court. Simply put, that means that if the audio recording actually hurts your case, the opposing side will have access to use it against you.
However, if you use a service like Get911Calls, you will be able to listen to the content of the recording — along with your attorney, if you choose — and decide whether or not the content helps your case. If it doesn’t help you, or even hurts your case, at this point you should be able to opt not to include it in discovery evidence sent to the other side. You should be able to simply discard it as you would an email that might have a negative impact.
It doesn’t mean that opposing counsel might not also subpoena the 911 call, but there is the chance that your opponent may not even be aware that one exists. This is a strategy that might strongly help your case.