Norfolk Computer Forensics

Computer forensics expert in Norfolk assisting clients with civil and criminal cases. Digital forensics for attorneys handling civil and criminal cases.

Norfolk Circuit Court

Below, we’ll take a look into Norfolk Computer Forensics expert assistance for cases. In Norfolk, the Courts often listen to expert witness testimony in the field of digital forensics. In criminal cases, the Commowealth's attorney may present a cyber forensics expert who may be employed by the police or the Attorney General. In turn, the defense may (or should) have its own expert to assist the defense attorney in presenting a defense and explaining to the Judge and/or jury some of the complexities involved in digital evidence to raise reasonable doubt.

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Some examples of criminal cases normally requiring the assistance of a Norfolk digital forensics expert include:

  • Computer fraud under Va. Code Sec. 18.2-152.3 charges in Norfolk.
  • Computer trespass under Va. Code Sec. 18.2-152.4 or violations of the Federal Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, 18 USC 1030, which may be charged in Norfolk or at the United States District Court of the Eastern District of Virginia
  • 18.2-374.3 Use of communications devices to facilitate offenses involving minors also known as computer solicitaion of a minor in Norfolk
  • Possession, distribution of child pornography under Va. Code Sec. 18.2-374.1.1
  • Internet identity theft and aggravated identity theft or violation of the Virginia Computer crime statutes
  • Unauthorized transmission of bulk or unsolicited email (SPAM) under the Virginia Computer Crimes Act
  • Cyber stalking, computer harassment.

In civil litigation in the Norfolk Courts, a forensics expert for a party examines the evidence in the case and may present a report with findings for the attorneys or the Court.
Some civil litigation cases in Norfolk where a digital forensics expert may assist include:

  • Employee misappropriation - Sometimes occurs when an employee leaves his/her employer to start a competing company and engages in unauthorized access, taking, and use of the former employer's sensitive data.
  • Civil negligence and tort cases in Norfolk where the use of a computer device or data residing in the device has to be obtained or authenticated.
  • Unathorized access to a computer device (hacking) or exceeding authorization
  • Computer fraud

Norfolk Mobile Device Digital Forensics

Most cases where electronic evidence is at issue today will involve the analysis of mobile devices.

Norfolk Court Expert Witness in Digital Forensics

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Norfolk Computer Forensics Cases

These are some cases decided in Norfolk where computer forensics played an important part. This list is being periodically updated.

United States v. Springstead, 4th Cir., Norfolk, 2013 - On Appeal, the Defendant argued that the district court erred in admitting the Special Agent’s testimony regarding his forensic examination of a computer. Specifically, the Defendant claimed that the law enforcement computer forensics examiner lacked the requisite knowledge and training to explain how the Forensic Tool Kit software used in this case was designed and functioned and that the Government failed to offer testimony regarding the reliability, peer review, error rate, and standards of the industry for the software as required by Fed. R. Evid. 702. Domingo Rivera, a Virginia digital forensics expert and attorney provides some discussion regarding the issues raised by this case.

MIDGETTE v. COMMONWEALTH of Virginia, Virginia Court of Appeals, OCTOBER 30, 2018 - The case began as a traffic stop in Virginia Beach but was decided by the Virginia Court of Appeals in Norfolk . The defendant was ultimately convicted of perjury for allegedly doctoring a video in support of his testimony disputing that a traffic light was not red when he was stopped. The lack of authenticity of the video was established through the testimony of the Commonwealth’s computer forensics expert.

Scott v. United States, Eastern District of Virginia, Norfolk Division, 2018 - The defendant did not retain his own computer forensics expert despite the government presenting several items of evidence through it's own digital evidence examiner. Part of the alleged conspiracy ocurred in different areas such as Suffolk, Portsmouth, and Chesapeake VA. The case was heard at the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, in Norfolk.

Contact a Norfolk Computer Forensics Expert

AVM Technology has qualified as expert witness in the field of digital forensics in the Virginia Circuit Courts. As such, we may assist you in civil or criminal cases litigated in the Norfolk Courts. Contact us to discuss how we may assist you as a Norfolk digital foreniscs expert..