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EXPERT TESTIMONY

The key to a good digital forensic case is evidence that holds up in court. This often hinges on the quality of the expert witness in the case. At Guardian, our digital forensic specialists are specially trained to provide expert witness testimonies in your case.

BENEFITS OF A DIGITAL FORENSIC EXPERT WITNESS:

  • Explain facts accurately and clearly before a judge or jury.
    Don’t assume that someone, no matter how intelligent or articulate they may be, understands the intricacies of digital forensic recovery and can suitably explain your evidence. Technical jargon can be easily under or over utilized, leading to the undermining of your evidence before it is even considered. An expert witness will offer the simplest explanation of your evidence, pushing your case forward.
  • Find errors in your opposition’s testimony or evidence.
    The best digital forensic experts not only support your case, but help find errors in your opposition’s use of digital evidence. This could even lead to your opposition’s digital evidence being thrown out.
  • Keep questions limited to a given area.
    A good expert witness will ensure that the judge and/or jury’s attention is kept focused on what’s important – the evidence. Many lawyers will attempt to ask questions that are outside an expert witness’s area of expertise in an attempt to cast doubt on the witness, and therefore the evidence. A good expert witness will stay on track by outlining his or her area of expertise and answering questions accordingly.
  • Ensure incorrect conclusions are not drawn.
    While it may be possible for a council to provide the judge and/or jury with evidence in a satisfactory manner, the opposing council will inevitably attempt to cast doubt on the validity of this evidence. An expert witness will be able to spot and correct small errors in logic or understanding and correct these errors before they discredit your evidence.

If you are using digital evidence in your court case, we recommend using an expert witness to ensure your evidence has the impact you are looking for. Contact us today to find out how we can help you!