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For many legal matters, they are key to successfully securing and preserving vital evidence, and their success can be crucial in ensuring justice is served. CYFOR are specialists in the collection of data in such a manner and are best-placed to perform a forensic analysis, or facilitate online data review through our platform.
Search and seizure is the legal term used to describe a procedure used in civil and common law legal systems, whereby law enforcement or authorities suspecting that a crime has been committed, commence a search of a person’s property and confiscate any relevant evidence found in connection to an investigation.
Search and seizure orders are also known as search orders and were formally referred to as “Anton Piller” orders. The purpose of such an order is the prevention of the destruction of documentation or evidence by a defendant before a trial commences.
The purpose of a search and seizure order within a civil or corporate investigation is to preserve digital evidence or property which is (or may be) the subject of an action. Often, they are ordered when cooperation has not been received by a party, and are seen as a fairly extreme measure and in most cases a last resort.
Preservation and collection of data:
Once a search and seize order is issued, time is of the essence.
CYFOR’s search and seizure team comprises of internationally experienced, security cleared digital forensic investigators. Adhering to the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) Guidelines, all exhibits are retained in our forensic chain of custody with sealed evidence bags and listing forms. Our team provide a rapid response and efficient service, ensuring the extraction, preservation and analysis of evidence is to the highest standards in even the most pressurised situations.
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