Gathering Evidence Remotely for Trial (Article Contribution)

Detwiler, a forensic document specialist, testified that Nichols’ signatures on checks and documents related to two loans against his life insurance policies were fraudulent. “They’re definitively not genuine,” Detwiler told the court...

Gathering Evidence Remotely for Trial

By Jill Mariani

“‘Necessity is the mother of invention.’ — Plato, The Republic … This axiom has never been truer than in our current circumstances. To help contain the spread of COVID-19, governments have placed strict limitations on socialization and mobility have and required all non-essential workers to stay at home. While law enforcement is an essential function, much of the work of prosecutors’ offices has necessarily moved online…”

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