"If we have the truth, it cannot be harmed by investigation. If we have not the truth, it ought to be harmed." -J. Reuben Clark
Hoyt Harness, the owner/operator of reveal Forensic Investigations, LLC, is a 23-year law enforcement veteran. More than that, he's also a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Army, and the Arkansas Army National Guard. His entire adult life has been spent in the service of others, helping those who cannot help themselves, standing in the gap others could not stomach. Consequently he has strong convictions in this regard and holds the pursuit of truth and justice higher than any Earthly calling or endeavor. No matter what the future holds for Reveal, the work will always be framed within the uncompromising limits of this worldview.
TRUTH AND JUSTICE
Winston Churchill described democracy as "...the worst form of government except all the others...", and maybe the same could be said of the U.S. justice system. Though not perfect, we do strongly believe that, at it's best, the revelation of truth and the outcome of justice can be realized before its bench. Sometimes cases are deliberated by juries based on which side puts on the best show; we'd like to believe these are the minority. Another outcome that we also want to relegate to the minority are those cases resulting in conviction of or judgments against the innocent or undeserving. Every case is much more complex than the coverage provided in the local news, and every case deserves the full attention of the team pursuing truth and justice. As subjects of the law, we support the premise of a justice system that is adversarial with the intent that thoroughness and completeness are are self-evident in the end. Equally, as citizens, we all have a vested interest in the outcome of every case, both criminal and civil. Therefore, the combined team pursuing truth and justice in all cases is made up of judge, jury, prosecution/plaintiff, and defense - even in an adversarial system as our own. It really is one team and all members are pursuing the same thing.
Prosecution pursues justice by demonstrating violations against the state. Counsel for the plaintiff pursues justice by representing the best interests of a potentially wronged client. The defense, both civil and criminal, pursues justice by defending the rights of their client and presenting exculpatory evidence on their behalf. We're not suggesting that, considering the human element, no one ever wants simply to win or that people sometimes have motives that are less than pure. What we are suggesting is the pursuit of justice and truth is worthy for its own sake and that all elements of the team are vital if our courts are to remain the best in the world. Reveal Forensic Investigations, LLC wants to be part of that team. We believe it's one of society's highest callings and one of the greatest responsibilities we owe to our fellow man.