Digging for dirt is in.
But surveillance by a private investigator is only one of the options available today.
Another popular (and often less expensive) option is extracting data from a computer or mobile phone or similar device.
Amazing advances in technology make many things possible – and affordable.
Of course, what’s found isn’t always admissible. But that doesn’t necessarily mean that it isn’t useful.
From financial information to affairs, bad judgment to crimes, the information can be pertinent to the matters before the court.
Or otherwise at hand. Sometimes people just need to know the truth. Whether they can use it or not.
The one type of computer file that should be protected from disclosure is communications between attorney and client.