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You have met with your attorney and have gone over the elements of the case. Your attorney feels that you need a computer forensics expert. The usual inclination is to have the client, go into a search engine and pull a list of five to ten firms, go to their website and figure out, which one of these will help suit the client's needs? Some law firms already have "preferential vendors." Ultimately, it is up to the client to choose, since I can't think of a time, when the trial attorney was convicted and went to prison, for the crimes allegedly committed by a defendant.
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I receive many telephone calls and emails regarding questions about computer forensics expert witness services. I have created a frequently asked question list which is about fifteen pages long. What I have done is narrow the scope to the top ten items, which I believe is important in the selection and retention of a computer forensics expert witness, for your matter, with a brief explanation of each element.
Electronic data comprises a large portion of discovery and provides efficiencies in searching and manipulating the data for further analysis.
An extraordinary amount of time is incurred in discovery asking for records that may not even exist, or asking for records that do exist, but the other side declines to produce records that were not requested using just the right terms.
When the Lieutenant on a television show--usually at a murder scene--says, "Get forensics in here!" the viewer knows what to expect.
While the information recorded on event data recorders (EDRs), commonly referred to as vehicle black boxes, is tremendously helpful in determining how a traffic accident occurred and in improving safety, it was not until recently that EDR data was legally challenged in Illinois and ultimately accepted
Identifying pertinent evidence on computer systems is essential to the discovery process in today's world, as it is believed that over 70% of information stored in computer systems is never reproduced in hard copy form
The benefits of computer forensics have been seen over and over again in the criminal and civil courts throughout the world in the past two decades. If there is ever a case involving accounting or communication between key witnesses then computer forensics will be involved in some form
It is estimated that over 90% of all documents are now created electronically, although most of them are never printed; therefore, legal professionals are being challenged by a drastic increase in electronic evidence