Digital investigations Device Investigations The Key to Finding Evidence Electronically

Device Investigations Offer a Complete Discovery of Evidence

Find and Recover Text Messages, Phone Logs & More. As more and more aspects of our personal and professional lives exist in digital media, the ability to locate digital evidence has become increasingly important to successful legal cases and corporate investigations.

An investigation of this kind utilizes the methodologies of digital forensics. The forensic examination takes an image of the information available on the phone, unlike other less advanced techniques which are downloaded onto the phone thus altering the information. This method is an effective and accurate way to ensure that the information reveals the complete story.

Discover information with a Device Investigation from Hawk PI.

Interactions on digital media leave a trail.

If you know where to find and how to interpret this digital trail, you can gain a clear picture of what happened.

  • Text messages
  • Emails
  • Photos & videos
  • Browser history
  • User locations & timestamps
  • Call history
  • Contacts
  • Use of apps
  • Compelling Evidence

The integrity of data obtained from a device investigation is objective, factual and accurate. There is no room for any exaggeration or falsifying of the information.

 

  • Immediate Results

Our device investigation experts can immediately access the contents of the device. Meaning, as soon as the legal access or court order is issued, the contents can be retrieved before the information can be altered or destroyed.

 

  • Use in a Variety of Cases

With the prevalence of technology in our personal and professional lives, the data retrieved can help in answering some of the who, what, when and where questions.

 

  • Indisputable Proof

The information is irrefutable if it goes to court. It is retrieved in a manner that preserves the evidence under forensically-acceptable conditions, ensuring that it is court-admissible.

 

Cell Phones

Computers

Tablets

External Storage Devices

Cameras & Recording Devices

Cloud Accounts & Servers

Rely on the Experts

Led by nationally-recognized expert Beth Messick, who has 20 years of experience with the Georgia Bureau of Investigations.

For Hawk PI clients, Beth provides advisory services to attorneys and businesses in the digital forensics aspects of corporate investigations and civil cases. She can help with everything from the most complex intellectual property theft concerns to extremely sensitive family law investigations.

Finding Information on a Device

Collection

Examination

Analysis

Reporting

Collecting data involves using forensic techniques and procedures to copy information from devices. The collection should include:

Objectives of Investigation

Confirmation of Ownership

Review of Privacy Expectations

Maintaining Chain of Custody

Forensic Techniques & Procedures

Examining a device includes a systematic approach to review data to locate relevant information. Data can include:

Current & Deleted Files

Browser History & Searches

Connections & Paired Devices

Emails & Text Messages

Pictures, Videos & Audio

Location Information

The analysis involves interpreting the data to draw conclusions relevant to the investigative request. The data can reveal:

Date & Times - Timeline of relevant activity during a specific timeframe

Communications - Connections and activity

Locations - Visited and frequented

Keyword & Searches - Interested topics and trends

The report summarizes the collection, examination and analysis in a format that is easily understood and is admissible in court. The report will include:

Purpose of the Investigation

Data Source with photographs of device

Collection Details & Forensic Tools

Examination Process

Correlations & Conclusions from Analysis

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