Digital Forensics for Attorneys

Top Forensics Posts for Attorneys

We’ve assembled the 5 Digital Forensics posts most popular with attorneys and the legal community.  Check them out… Digital Forensics Terms for Attorneys Why You Need a 2nd Opinion on Digital Evidence in Criminal Cases Mass File Deletion Isn’t Always Malfeasance The Major Differences Between Digital Forensics and eDiscovery Digital Forensics for IP Theft If …

Digital Forensics and the Case Timeline

How To Align Your Forensics Support to Your Case Timeline

“We go to trial in 2 days and I need this digital forensic analysis done tomorrow!” We get requests like this frequently and we do our best meet our clients’ case timelines if we can. If your case needs the support of digital forensics, it’s important to understand how to align your forensic needs to …

Spoliation of Digital Evidence

Spoliation of Digital Evidence in Civil Cases

The most common issue in digital forensics for civil cases is spoliation.  Any evidence that one party negligently or intentionally destroyed or modified relevant information can have a huge impact on the outcome of a case. Here’s how a digital forensics lab can help attorneys in cases where spoliation of digital evidence is suspected. Secure …

Digital Forensics for Attorneys

Why You Need a 2nd Opinion on Digital Evidence in Criminal Cases

Why would defense counsel in a criminal case hire their own forensic examiners to review evidence that’s already been examined by an accredited lab? Here are the 3 most common scenarios we’ve seen in working with criminal defense attorneys. 1. Help me understand what this forensic evidence actually means? The output of a digital forensic …

Common Mistakes

Common Mistakes In Selecting A Digital Forensics Partner

Digital forensics is an increasingly common part of IP theft, family law and criminal and civil cases. If you’re looking for a digital forensics partner to help with your case, don’t make these common mistakes: MISTAKE #1: Hiring the IT Guy Some attorneys are tempted to hire a sharp, knowledgeable IT expert to help them …

Deleting Data

Mass File Deletion Isn’t Always Malfeasance

A recent civil case we supported reminded me of the difference between a cursory technical analysis and a full forensic analysis of a digital device. The issue in question was whether evidence of mass file deletion was evidence of malfeasance. Opposing counsel’s “expert” said it was, we disagreed. Our Initial Analysis In this case, we …

The Major Differences Between Digital Forensics and eDiscovery

Almost every litigation now involves some sort of digital evidence, whether it’s a criminal case, IP theft or even family law. Depending on the unique details of the case, there are two different ways that digital evidence can be obtained, analyzed and used – eDiscovery and digital forensics. Electronic discovery will be used in almost …