Our Digital Forensics experts are highly experienced in conducting investigations of digital evidence relating to finding and reviewing indecent images subject to charge on a variety of media. Having been instructed by the prosecution and defence for many years in such cases, we have a thorough understanding of the depth and scope of investigations leading to charges being made, reduced or even dropped. Taking this into consideration, we can assist defence teams by advising on what hasn’t been done in the prosecution investigation and what can be done to assist in your client’s defence.

Please find below two examples of cases we have been involved in and how we were able to assist.

  • Zentek Forensics can recover data from computers, laptops, tablets and mobile phones.

Result: Charges Dropped – Our client required a forensic investigation to review the categorisation of indecent images subjected to charge on two computers. During our digital forensic examination, we found the images subjected to charge to not truthfully correspond to the guidelines provided by the Sentencing Council. Further detailed analysis of the images revealed watermarks to be present detailing the origin website. The website was found to state that all their models were over the age of eighteen. After serving our expert witness report detailing our findings all charges were dropped.

Result: Charges Reduced – Our client required a forensic investigation to review the categorisation of indecent images subjected to charge on a mobile phone. After reviewing the images subjected to charge we found over 75% of them to not truthfully correspond to the guidelines provided by the Sentencing Council. After serving our expert witness report detailing our findings the charges against the defendant were significantly lowered.

Our experts can recover a wide range of data, including:

  • Internet History
  • Emails & instant messaging chats
  • Pictures, videos, audio recordings
  • Documents
  • Social networking data

This list is not exhaustive and just an example of the wide range of our capabilities.

Our experts can recover data from a range of devices, including:

  • Memory cards
  • USB memory drives
  • Hard disk drives
  • Solid state drives
  • RAID configured drives
  • Social networking data

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