When hiring a forensic expert, you need to be aware of the specialist’s experience, the timeframe of the investigation and more. Before you hire a forensic specialist, here are 3 important things to know:
What is Their Experience?
Your forensic specialist needs to be an expert in their field, and have considerable experience, along with testimonials. If you are hiring a computer forensic expert, they should have many years of experience in computer crime. If your specialist is an accounting forensic they should be highly qualified and experienced in the field of accounting forensics. Look for a specialist that has former law enforcement experience, specialist academic qualifications and internationally recognized certifications in digital forensics.
What is the Forensic Specialist’s Timeframe?
Allow us much time as possible for your investigation to be completed. No two cases are the same, and it is easy for the specialist to run into situations where more research is needed. If the investigation is rushed it may not be as thorough. The fees may also be higher.
When hiring a computer forensic expert, or a divorce forensic or any other specialist investigator, ensure that you give them ample time to do adequate research and produce a detailed report. A rushed investigation may not give you all the details that you need.
Will They Appear in court if Necessary?
Your specialist may need to present expert evidence for you in a Court of Law. Find out before you hire your forensic specialist if they are prepared to do this. Ask them whether there are additional fees involved for Court appearances. When hiring a computer forensic investigator, or any other type of forensic specialists, find out about their Court experienceand that the court accepted them as an expert. Do they have testimonials, do they present and communicate well, and do you believe they will represent you well in a Court situation?
Before hiring a divorce, accounting, scientific or computer forensic expert take the above into consideration. Hiring a forensic specialist with strong credibility and credentials will greatly increase the strength of your case – and see you with a winning result.