When a civil or criminal case is presented in court, undoubtedly the question will be raised as to how the evidence was gathered. A state licensed computer forensic examiner will ensure that all Electronically Stored Information (ESI) was gathered in a manner which preserves the integrity of the data.
In addition to properly extracting, documenting and storing the data in a forensically sound manner, computer forensics examiners can testify was expert witnesses in both depositions and trials.
The State of Texas requires that investigators are licensed. The licensing agency is the Department of Public Safety or DPS. Operating without a license in the State of Texas is a crime that includes penalties that include prison time and significant fines. The rules that regulate investigators are conducted by the DPS and are actively enforced. It is important that the investigator be able to produce the company and investigator license upon request.