If you are in the midst of a divorce that is particularly contentious and you are concerned about protecting your children, you may find that you need to talk with your attorney about retaining a cell phone forensics service to help you with evidence gathering. Used frequently in criminal investigations and trials, the data gleaned from cell phone companies can also help you formulate behavioral evidence that can secure your case.
What Does A Cell Phone Have To Do With It?
Cell phones are a veritable treasure trove of information. Most people store all sorts of personal information on their cell phones, including far more than just text messages and call records. For example, most people use the browser on their cell phone for all sorts of searches and web browsing. Many people either keep their calendar information on their cell phones, or at the very least sync their phone calendar to their personal one. That way, they can always see what's on the schedule.
In addition to the information people knowingly store on their phones, there is also far more information accessible through cell phone forensics. The GPS locator on cell phones will track and store the cell phone's location at regular intervals, pinging GPS servers as well as cell phone towers. The apps that have become so increasingly popular also store important data. For example, cell phone forensics can also help to identify the apps that are installed and uninstalled on phones, and can help identify if someone is using any kind of number-spoofing, identity protection, or other deceptive apps.
How Can This Help You In Court?
Even if you understand how much information is potentially accessible through cell phones, you may not actually understand how all of that information can help your case. There are a few different ways that cell phone forensics can help you to win a custody case or divorce. The geolocation data that is recovered can help you detail a pattern of behavior, such as leaving the children home alone to visit bars or a new significant other.
It can also help you identify trips made or arrangements communicated to contact a drug dealer or other disreputable people. You may be able to show that the other party is communicating with known criminals. Through a guilt by association connection, you can at least cast doubt on their behaviors and their actions.
Talk with your attorney today for more information about how a cell phone forensics specialist might be able to help you with your case.