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Calender Jun 9, 2015 at 08:10am

Arizona Attorneys Need Litigation Support that Includes Computer Forensics

Litigation SupportThere are several areas of litigation support services Phoenix law firms utilize to get the results they need -- but by far the most effective is obtaining electronic evidence. With nearly all modern business -- both corporate and personal -- being performed over various forms of digital media, the use of the various digital forensics Arizona firms is becoming a must for litigators in Arizona and other states' courts.
Why turn to Electronic Discovery in Litigation Support?
If you have a hard drive, flash drive, compact disc, DVD, digital camera, cell phone, flip camera, floppy disk, personal data assistant, SD card, or iPad that might have valuable evidence on it, a digital forensics expert is your best chance for getting that critical data into evidence at trial. In particular, if your digital media has been deleted, re-formatted, or otherwise wiped "clean", a skilled technician can find the information -- in whole or in part -- somewhere on the media in question. Very few people are aware of what it takes to actually get rid of digital information.

What kind of Evidence Can a Digital Forensics Specialist Turn Up?
  • Photos
  • Documents
  • Spreadsheets
  • Text messages
  • Emails
  • Internet History Files
  • GPS Records
  • Call Logs (time of connection and duration of call)
  • Videos
  • Audio files
  • Access Logs (telling you who has logged onto a given system)
And the list goes on and on...

Finding Hidden or Erased Data
Computers don't really keep secrets -- they readily reveal their secrets to anyone who can speak their language. Your average paranoid user knows how to delete his Internet history files, his temporary cache, and his cookies -- but that's hardly the only way in which most operating systems will keep track of where you've gone online! Similarly, the right data recovery software will pull files, or partial files off of any digital media -- even one that's been erased or reformatted! Of course, not every piece of digital information exists forever on a particular medium, so getting back a deleted file isn't ever guaranteed, but it's much more common than most people believe.
Craig Reinmuth

About The Author

Craig Reinmuth is a Certified Public Accountant with over 35 years of experience. He is President of Expert Insights, P.C., a full service litigation support firm providing services to legal communities nationwide. He has testified as an expert witness in Federal District Courts as well as District and Superior Courts in the States of Arizona, California, Montana, Nevada and Wisconsin. Learn more about Craig.

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