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Bridgeport Man Found Not Guilty of Stratford Rape

A Bridgeport man, who spent nine and a half months in prison after a woman claimed he raped her in a Stratford motel, was found not guilty of the charges. Mr. Joseph’s defense team reported that the cell phone evidence recovered by IRIS LLC was a crucial part of the defense. When IRIS LLC initially received Mr. Joseph's phone it was heavily damaged and not operational, but we were able to repair the phone so that the text message evidence could be successfully extracted and provided to the defense team. See Full Article>

2018-05-21T12:15:31+00:00 May 21st, 2018|Categories: Cell Phone Forensics, Investigations|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Bridgeport Man Found Not Guilty of Stratford Rape

Due Diligence in Skakel Case

New Investigation Yields Critical Evidence: In our assessment of the credibility of the State's star witness, Gregory Coleman, it was a simple matter of conducting due diligence.  As was our investigation into an alibi witness, Dennis Ossorio. Unfortunately, the basic investigative steps were not followed until our involvement a decade later.  The failure to conduct due diligence can affect anyone from all walks of life. "The right to a fair trial is one of the cornerstones of a just society." See full Hartford Courant article

2018-05-08T13:23:28+00:00 May 8th, 2018|Categories: Investigations|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Due Diligence in Skakel Case

Michael Skakel Wins At Connecticut Supreme Court, Conviction Vacated

The duty of the defense to independently investigate and interview alibi witnesses is fundamental, but not always a given.  It takes a professional energetic and sometimes tenacious investigation by the defense team to be effective.  In our investigation locating the alibi witness was routine procedure that should have been done by the previous defense team, but was not. See full Hartford Courant article

2018-05-08T12:59:26+00:00 May 4th, 2018|Categories: Crime Scene Examination, Investigations|Comments Off on Michael Skakel Wins At Connecticut Supreme Court, Conviction Vacated

The Best Data Security and Identity Theft Prevention Methods for 2018

Be proactive and know what the crooks need to rip you off.  Identify vulnerable points and take measures to protect yourself against identity theft.  An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.  You lock your door, why not your mail box?  But why stop there? What about your email box and all the devices and vulnerable points in-between. Read Full Article>

Hackers sought a $23,000 ransom after freezing a N.C. county’s website. They’re not getting it.

“3 things you can do to prevent a ransomware attack” 1.  Never open any attachment from ANY e-mail unless you are 100% sure it is legitimate and from a source that you trust (there are examples where an e-mail may come from someone you trust but that does not mean that they don’t have the virus and the attacker is using their PC to spread the malicious code). PLEASE always ensure the attachment is NOT a ZIP, EXE or other executable code.  There are some instances where a .doc is followed by a .zip (BE CAREFUL).  There are very common ones which are from USPS, UPS, FedEx, Etc… all stating to have your package tracking information. 2.  Don’t search websites or visit links that you are not familiar with. We have seen where clients have clicked on a picture in Facebook and received a virus. 3.  VERY IMPORTANT. Always make sure you have a good backup of your server and data. This is however not the magic answer because if your server gets hit with Ransomware it may also encrypt your backup drive thus rendering it useless.  The SOLUTION to this issue is to always ensure that you have a backup drive that you take off-site for the recovery of your data. You are the only one who can ensure that if you are hit with Ransomware that you have the proper backup off-site and that the backup is current.  We hope you never have to deal with Ransomware, but if you are prepared the damage can be very minimal without paying the requested ransom. Have questions or need help, our team at I.R.I.S. LLC consists of experienced, computer forensic IT experts that can assist [...]

2018-04-17T12:40:45+00:00 December 11th, 2017|Categories: Computer Forensics, Investigations|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Hackers sought a $23,000 ransom after freezing a N.C. county’s website. They’re not getting it.

Best Practices for Searching Social Media for Evidence

“While it’s sometimes easy to find a person’s social media page by their name, finding a page which a user has created under a different name or alias - making sure you have the correct page as well as assuring that you have captured all the data in accordance with the best practices can be a challenging task.” The approach involves a two step process of first conducting the searches and second preserving the evidence using a forensic approach that captures all the data.  The purpose of this article is to provide a consistent, comprehensive approach for searching the internet while following the best practices and ethical standards. See Full Article: Best Practices for Searching Social Media for Evidence

2018-04-17T12:44:16+00:00 December 5th, 2017|Categories: Computer Forensics, Investigations|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Best Practices for Searching Social Media for Evidence

Can Police Track You Through Your Cellphone Without A Warrant?

The U.S. Supreme Court confronts the digital age again on Wednesday when it hears oral arguments in a case that promises to have major repercussions for law enforcement and personal privacy. At issue is whether police have to get a search warrant in order to obtain cellphone location information that is routinely collected and stored by wireless providers. See full article>

2018-04-17T12:47:04+00:00 November 28th, 2017|Categories: Cell Phone Forensics, Investigations|Comments Off on Can Police Track You Through Your Cellphone Without A Warrant?

Chain of Custody: How to Ensure Digital Evidence Stands Up In Court

Digital evidence is evidence. It can have real impact on legal proceedings. So just as with physical evidence, it’s essential that law enforcement maintain a clear, documented chain of custody, just as it would for any other physical evidence. From the moment evidence is obtained, a trail must document how it has been handled, by whom, and for what purpose. Read More>

2018-04-17T12:47:37+00:00 November 21st, 2017|Categories: Cell Phone Forensics, Computer Forensics, Investigations|Comments Off on Chain of Custody: How to Ensure Digital Evidence Stands Up In Court

Professional Bail Bonds LLC, CT Bail Bonds

Professional Bail Bonds LLC is the only fully licensed surety firm in Connecticut capable of providing the services of qualified, experienced cross trained criminal defense investigators. " We believe in the right to bail and the right to be represented by an attorney. " We recognize the sensitive nature of the criminal justice process at this stage and the need to have your client’s release process handled discretely, by experienced professionals. Professional Bail Bonds has been active in the Connecticut bail bond and criminal defense investigation industries for over ten years. In this time we have had the privilege of working with many of the most highly respected lawyers in Connecticut. We recognize the benefit of being able to provide the combined services of an experienced criminal defense Investigator and a qualified, experienced surety agent. " We believe in the right to a fair and speedy trial- that every person is innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt." A board certified, licensed criminal defense investigator, licensed Surety Bail Bond Agent and Connecticut Notary Public oversees all of the client relationships so you can feel confident that you are doing business with an experienced, professional and reputable organization.   Professional Bail Bonds LLC, CT Bail Bonds.

2018-04-17T13:35:22+00:00 November 6th, 2013|Categories: Bail Bonds, Investigations|0 Comments