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Mobile Forensics – Data of Distracted Drivers

Mobile Forensics – Data of Distracted Drivers

Mobile Forensics – Data of Distracted Drivers

“The cell phone is probably the single most important piece of evidence you will find at a crime scene today.” – former FBI Director James Comey

As mobile technology continues to evolve and become an important part of everyday life, so does the importance of mobile forensics in criminal investigations.

Mobile technology makes so many facets of life easier. Letters traveling through the mail have been replaced by emails and rows of cookbooks replaced by apps. Little devices held in our hands and pockets have the power of unlimited information accessible with a few finger taps.

And yet, these mobile devices can be so…distracting.

Although they are an essential part of life, they have become a life and death problem when it comes to distracted driving. In 2015, 3,477 people were killed in crashes involving distracted drivers. It’s no doubt that distracted driving due to texting or talking on cell phones is a huge contributor to these cases.

But… questions arise:

Were they texting?

Was the driver checking for directions?

Was he or she answering an emergency call? Were they making an emergency call? 

Sometimes the truth is a little complicated.

For distracted driving investigations, preservation of digital evidence will be critical in determining the outcome of your case. With the use of cell phone records and some data retrieval by mobile forensics professionals, a clearer picture is created as to events leading to the incident.

Here’s an example:

A driver, heading home from work, spots a car coming at them–the other driver with their head down, cellphone in hand. The other driver drifts across the lane and hits the first one head-on. Police reports are eventually filed, but the other driver swears that he wasn’t on his phone. Now it becomes a case of word against word. To ensure that justice is met, the help of professional mobile forensics experts is needed to ensure that the guilty party is held accountable and the innocent supported.

Seeking legal counsel that utilizes state-of-the-art digital forensics and behavioral analysis is the best way to prove your innocence. Cellphones and driving really shouldn’t mix, but if they do and the law gets involved, seek the right digital help.

Here is a video that addresses this issue from a law enforcement perspective:


Digital Forensics – The Information You Can’t See

Digital Forensics – The Information You Can’t See

Digital [dij-i-tl]: pertaining to, noting, or making use of computers and computerized technologies, including the Internet.

Forensic: [fə’renzik]: scientific tests or techniques used in connection with the detection of crime.

The technology explosion that has flooded the world with digital ease has also created some less than ideal circumstances.

Trying to protect a company or self from cyber-attack is only part of the solution for safe IT infrastructure. Now, people can make their past disappear with the few keystrokes, or that vital file can vanish with a mouse click or two. The world of ones and zeros plays such a vital part in daily life but can also be used to wreak havoc and hide truths. As the world of technology has grown, a new breed of investigation and protection is needed to not only watch-over but un-earth digital life.

This is what Guardian Forensics was made for.

Guardian Forensics specializes in digital forensics investigations, or, threat hunting to identifying and eliminating threats to IT infrastructure. Malware, viruses, ransomware–any malicious data that can attack a business’ technology is found, isolated and eliminated.

But this isn’t the only thing we do. We also specialize in Unlocking the Truth.

When it comes to litigation, digital information plays a key role in the outcome of many cases. Lawsuits can become tricky and difficult to navigate when individuals or businesses are able to hide vital information from the courts. Crimes go unpunished and justice un-satisfied when information is hidden or conveniently “missing.” Guardian Forensics specializes in finding hidden digital facts to ensure that every person and business has a fair day in court and that wrongs are righted.

Based in Oklahoma and Arkansas, Guardian Forensics serves nation-wide clients, preserving IT infrastructure and preserving the digital facts necessary to aid in legal proceedings. No matter the file, the information, the reason, we have the ability and the expertise to find the hidden truth and bring it to light.

The ever-widening world of cyberspace creates a danger to infrastructure and endless virtual hiding spaces for information that needs to be conveniently lost. While there will always be ways to hide information or create a digital risk, Guardian Forensics will always be there to find it and fight it.