Admissibility of Forensic Cell Phone Evidence in United States

Somya Mangal
Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Patiala, Punjab, India.

Volume II – Issue II, 2020

Over the past two decades, there had been sweeping changes in the technological landscape and it has been recognized as a significant tool for solving criminal cases and collecting evidence.  Modern cell phones and digital devices are equipped with many technological innovations giving way to storage of innumerable personal information which is accessible through voice command or can be accessed through a single hand. This paper while analysing an article named “Admissibility of Forensic Cell Phone Evidence” authored by Timothy M O’Shea and James Darnell  explores the very idea of Cell Phone Forensics and its admissibility in the Courts in context of the legislative provisions and practices followed in United States.


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