Evidence Acquisitions

Evidence Acquisitions

Digital evidence is information stored or transmitted in binary form that may be relied on in court. It can be found on a computer hard drive, a mobile phone, a CD, and a flash card in a digital camera, among other places. Digital evidence is commonly associated with electronic crime, or e-crime, such as child pornography or credit card fraud. However, digital evidence is now used to prosecute all types of crimes, not just e-crime. For example, suspects’ email or mobile phone files might contain critical evidence regarding their intent, their whereabouts at the time of a crime, and their relationship with other suspects. In an effort to fight e-crime and to collect relevant digital evidence for all crimes, law enforcement agencies are incorporating the collection and analysis of digital evidence into their infrastructure.
Digital forensics essentially involves a three-step, sequential process:

  • • Seizing the Media.
  • • Acquiring the media with creating a forensic image of the media for examination.
  • • Analyzing the forensic image of the original media.

    This ensures that the original media are not modified during analysis and helps preserve the probative value of the evidence.

  • Prosecutor

    The district attorney analyzes and gathers evidence to determine whether there are grounds to prosecute individuals. If a case goes to trial, the DA must present his case to a judge. Criminal proceedings are controlled almost entirely by the district attorney. To review police reports and requests follow-up investigations as necessary with the charging offenses by information or indictments. DA's should drafts legal documents such as motions, orders, memoranda, diversion agreements, and search and arrest warrants with supporting affidavits.

    Prosecutor Responsibilities

    • Provide all necessary information to Custom Technologies
    • To bring proper actions against persons accused of crime
    • To serve justice rather than simply obtain a conviction

    Custom Technologies Responsibilities

    • ascertain the exact time and date the information was created, accessed, modified, installed, or downloaded
    • Assist with case documents / Quotes
    • Prepare Court Reports

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