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In the ’80s and ’90s, people were enthralled with the unexplored world of hacking. Since then, computer hackers have become expected irritants that digital users must protect themselves against.
Have you ever considered hiring a process server? Do you think you might need to in the future, but aren’t sure what a process server does? Maybe you’re confused as to the difference between a private process server and a public one. Here’s everything you need to know about process serving.
Are you considering hiring a private investigator? In this day and age, you shouldn’t trust anyone you don’t know personally until he is vetted by a private investigator. Sometimes, it’s even necessary to investigate people you do know personally. Having an investigation conducted will supply the confidence you need to interact with a person or company in a trusting manner. It can also save a lot of future hassle by avoiding interactions with unreliable people.
If white-collar crimes or other types of misconduct are alleged to occur in your workplace, do you know how to address the situation?
There is a wealth of information available at your fingertips — known as public records. The key to accessing that information is to know how to search for it and what information you are allowed to obtain.
Identity theft is quickly becoming an Internet epidemic. According to research institute Statistics Brain, there are more than 12 million identity theft victims in the United States every year, with each one losing an average of $5000 per incident. What’s more, the FBI considers identity theft “a danger to national security and private citizens alike.”
Accidents often end up leading to legal problems. It is important to assess fault and determine monetary compensation for the harmed individual or property. Additionally determining the details of a case may help exonerate the accused from any wrong doing or negligence and protect them from being sued for compensation. Regardless of the situation an attorney may request the help of a PI for assistance.
Today we live in a digital age where most of our lives are kept on electronic machines such as computer, tablets, smart phones, and data bases which store most of our personal details. All of this electronically stored information may contain evidence that can benefit the prosecution or defense in a legal case.
Lawyers ultimately have one ultimate goal, and that is to collect sufficient evidence in order to lead to a victory in court. All of the evidence collected needs to be connected and clearly laid out for a jury. There are many different types of evidence, documents, communication, video surveillance, witness testimony, and photographic evidence just to name a few. Organizing this information can be a cumbersome task, and at times it may be difficult to align the data in a way that fits together.
While unusual, higher profile cases often involve powerful individuals that are deeply connected to political authorities and an endless cash flow. It is uncommon, but possible that these individuals, their defense teams, and people who know them can use their influence in order to spin a jury member, or a witness into holding out information, or changing the course of a verdict.