According to Federal Rule of Evidence 702, an expert witness must have knowledge, skill, experience, training and education which will help the trier of fact, judge and jury, to understand the evidence or to determine a fact in an issue.
For audio, image and video forensics, an expert witness has extensive training in the software programs that are used to enhance and authenticate digital media. They also have dozens of hours of experience working in the forensic lab enhancing images exported from CCTV video. Images also have been questioned in court, are they original? Are they real or have they been altered?

Digital Image Authentication of Screenshot Evidence in Criminal Defense

Screenshots captured on mobile devices are commonly used as evidence in today’s culture. However, these screenshots are often misinterpreted as original digital evidence. Primeau Forensics’ image expert, Michael Primeau, along…

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Blindspot Ep 23: Tips from a Chicago Trial Lawyer Veteran, Nenye Uche

On Friday, March 23, Primeau Forensics began prepping its team for remote work amid the growing COVID-19 pandemic. Three weeks later, I am sitting in my dining room with a beautiful view of the backyard. Exactly…

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Blindspot Episode 4: Forensic Science – How to Prepare to be an Expert Witness

Becoming an expert witness is a challenging step for a forensic expert. In an earlier post, we talked about putting together your C/V and its importance in building your credibility…

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