NACDL - Electronic Data Discovery Prerequisites

Electronic Data Discovery Prerequisites

Forensic computer examiners glean information from computers to assist attorneys in arguing their cases. The forensic computer examiner's greatest challenge is having the proper information that will expose the flaws in the opposition's case. The police and the prosecution make mistakes, and thus defense attorneys should always consider challenging the evidence. Errors in the investigative process might include inaccurate chain of custoody resports, failure to consider exculpatory evidence, and failure to vailidate the results from forensic, software. Obtaining the proper discovery for the forensiccomputer examiner is critical tofinding the smoking gun.