The Need For a Tech Savvy Attorney
These days just about every single thing we do leaves a digital trail behind. When we go to an ATM, it takes our picture while it logs the transaction. When we make a cell phone call the signal bounces off of towers and up to satellites, allowing for triangulation of our position. Text messages and voicemails are now routinely stored on cell phones. People log the details of their private lives on Facebook and Twitter. Our cars now have the capability to track our position and log information about how fast we were going and whether we hit the brakes immediately before an accident. E-mail and chat logs contain volumes of personal information. All of our financial records are now available online. And surveillance cameras in stores record our every move.
The impact of all of this technology on the justice system is astonishing. Yet many attorneys still have very little understanding of the type of information that is available and how to deal with it. Not only can the information be wielded against our clients but also as a weapon with which we can defend our clients. The trick is in understanding the types of data that exist, how to extract that data, and how to use that data.
An attorney with substantial computer capability can be of enormous benefit to his or her clients. At Kurtz & Blum we have worked with computer forensics as well as cellular forensics and have worked hand-in-hand with some of the finest experts in the field. Moreover we understand how to convert that otherwise confusing information into easily understandable and simple exhibits.
For more information on discovery in the digital world, check out our presentation on Digital Discovery and Electronic Evidence.
Whether you have a domestic case, have been injured in an accident, or are charged with a crime, it is overwhelmingly likely that technical expertise will be of value to one if not many facets of your case. You want a lawyer who is prepared to handle that technology and use it to your advantage. Call us, we can help.
Our attorneys help people throughout Wake County and North Carolina. We frequently handle offenses arising out of the following cities: Morrisville, Raleigh, Cary, Fuquay-Varina, Holly Springs, Zebulon, Apex, Rolesville, New Hope, Knightdale, Wake Forest, Garner and Wendell.
We also often handle cases arising out of the following counties: Durham, Orange, Cumberland, Wayne, Alamance, Lee, Wake, Nash, Harnett, Person, Chatham, Vance, Guilford, Johnston, Forsyth, Edgecombe, Vance, Granville and Person.