Criminal Law FAQs

In criminal law, electronic evidence can be the critical piece for defense or prosecution. We’ve worked with law enforcement agencies, and defense attorneys. Read below to learn how we can help.

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Criminal Law FAQs

Typically, the best source of email evidence is the email server. While emails may be found in multiple locations such as on a phone, tablet, or computer, those locations tend to hold fewer emails than the server. For example, many phone users have their emails synced for only 30 days, and maybe only six months on their computer. Whereas the email server may have three years or more worth of email. Therefore, frequently the email server is the preferred source of evidence.

Cell phones often contain a wealth of data that may be relevant to the prosecution or defense in a criminal matter. For example:

  • In several police shooting cases, we’ve secured phone data for videos and text communications.
  • GPS data can establish whether the accused was or was not at an identified location at particular times.
  • Text communications and emails may reveal premeditation or even conspiracy.
  • Internet search history can also provide context about what a defendant was or wasn’t planning.

All types of electronic evidence: smartphones, computers, websites, and social media. In criminal law cases, certain types of evidence may be very important: GPS, photos, videos, text messages, and emails. In particular, GPS devices can provide important location information at specific times.

We are lawyers with a deep technical backgrounds. We can extract financial files (e.g. accounting files like Quicken and QuickBooks), and financial data in databases. If you need a detailed financial review for your legal case, we can recommend a forensic accountant or CPA.

Mobile and computer forensics cost is flat-fee based per device. For example, a phone starts at $875, Computer $1,275, and Email Account $875. You can see all our eDiscovery flat-fees here. The flat-fee services are all-inclusive. Therefore, we don’t charge for phone calls, emails, meetings, or hard drives to store the data.