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Diversified Forensics Complies with all Relevant State Laws Pertaining to Evidence Collection

Forensics is the use of scientific knowledge to collect, analyze, and present evidence to the court. It literally means "to bring to the court," and this implies the need for legal as well as technical training.

Computer forensic investigators draw from a variety of techniques for collecting data from electronic devices, often for recovering deleted, encrypted, or damaged files (graphics, documents, images and so forth). All of this information is essential for companies and their legal counsel, especially during discovery, prior to depositions, or in preparation for criminal or civil litigation.

It's important to use a trained forensic computer examiner working under a licensed private investigation agency in order for the results to be unimpeachable in a court of law.

States that have laws that define a private investigator as a person who collects evidence to be used before a court include California, Nevada, Georgia, New York, Michigan, and Texas. Even in states where a private investigator license is not required to perform computer forensics, evidence gathered by someone without appropriate training could be ruled inadmissible in court.  

When data that has the potential to be utilized as evidence requires analysis and interpretation, err on the side of caution. Make sure that all forensic work is performed by forensic experts working under a licensed private investigation firm.

For more information, please review our article, What You Should Know About Selecting a Qualified Computer Forensic Expert.

The relevant language from the statutes of each state

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