Arizona Criminal Defense and Electronic Evidence: Not Just for Hackers
A recent study in California showed that around 93% of all new information is in digital format. Computers and electronic devices dominate our society, and these devices are used by those accused of crimes as well as police and other authorities. While computers and related electronic evidence were once only used in cases of Arizona computer crime, it is now admissible to use such technology as evidence in all kinds of criminal cases, including everything from fraud to murder.
No matter what kind of crime you were arrested for, your cell phone or computer could be confiscated and that information used against you in court. Some examples of criminal cases in Arizona that may resort to using electronic evidence in court are:
- Narcotics investigations
- Copyright violation
- Breach of computer security
- Child pornography
- White-collar crime investigations
- Sexual assault
As you can see, just about any crime in Arizona may involve a computer or digital device, and that information can be used against you in court.
If you have been arrested and want to know more about your rights regarding your computer files or other electronic evidence, contact our experienced Phoenix criminal defense lawyers today at 1-888-929-5292. For further information, we recommend that you request a copy of our FREE book, Arizona Criminal Law – What You Must Know.