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  • Virginia Court Appointed Attorneys and Computer Forensics At AVM Technology, we are familiar with civil and criminal cases involving computer crimes.  Sometimes, we assist enterprises in investigating incidents, sometimes we assist criminal defense attorneys representing clients accused of computer crimes.  However, many individuals accused of computer crimes in Virginia are indigent and unable to retain their own attorney, much less afford a ...
  • Computer Forensics for Criminal Defense Attorneys in Virginia At AVM Technology, we frequently investigate suspected computer crimes for private organizations.  As such, we have seen first-hand how computer crimes are on the rise and carry serious penalties.  On the Federal side, prosecutions under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, 18 USC 1030 are on the rise.  Also, Intellectual Property crimes are prosecuted at the ...
  • Computer Forensics in Alleged Child Pornography Cases in Virginia Criminal Cases Alleging Child Pornography in Virginia – Computer Forensics Expert Criminal cases involving accusations of child pornography present unique challenges, not only for the defense attorneys, but also for the computer forensics expert. Access to the alleged child porn evidence by the Virginia computer forensics expert:  As a result of the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act, ...
  • Computer Forensics: Can Expert Receive a HD Image Containing Child Pornography? A frequent issue that a computer forensics expert may encounter is the forensic examination of a hard drive containing child pornography.  Although a statute forbids receiving the evidence, a defendant challenged this in a case involving computer forensics in Virginia, specifically in the Eastern District of Virginia.  The case was U.S. v. Knellinger. The United States ...
  • Spoliation and Intent to Destroy Evidence Computer forensics involves the recovery and analysis of digital evidence.  As such, a computer forensics expert frequently encounters cases involving the concealment or destruction of evidence.  We previously discussed issues related to the destruction of evidence and spoliation  and used as example the Virginia computer forensics case of Trigon v. U.S. An important aspect in issues involving spoliation or destruction ...
  • Computer Forensics in Civil Cases – Tax Collections A computer forensics expert can make a difference in civil or criminal cases.  Sometimes a computer forensics expert may be called upon to testify as to whether there is evidence that a party destroyed digital evidence.  For example, in a case involving computer forensics in Virginia, the court found that there was a substantial amount of ...
  • Computer Forensics in Child Pornography Cases A computer forensics expert plays an important role in cases involving computer crimes, in particular those cases involving possession of child pornography.  Both the government and the defense will probably rely on the testimony of the computer forensics expert in proving their case.  Computer forensics play an important part in child pornography cases since these ...