Hawkins V. the State. Court of Appeals of Georgia.

2148 Words Nov 5th, 2014 9 Pages
Report on E evidence admissibility issues in the case of HAWKINS v. THE STATE.
Court of Appeals of Georgia.

MEMORANDUM
Subject: E evidence admissibility issues

Using an online data base or an internet search engine, search for a situation in which an electronic device or recorder implicated someone of a crime or wrong doing.
Write a report on the E evidence admissibility issues in the case.
In your report, describe how that evidence was discovered and retrieved by law officers or computer forensic experts

MEMORANDUM
Subject: E evidence admissibility issues

Here is the report you requested on E evidence admissibility issues on a case that involved the use of electronic device or recorder which implicated someone of a
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1.3 Method
The information used in this report was collected by consulting multiple articles on the internet which are listed in the reference section of this report.

1.4 Limitations
Because of the narrow scope of the report, no major limitations were encountered. The only issue faced was a broken link referenced by the course text.
(www.e-evidence.info/ccunits.html// dead link)
1.5 Assumptions
It has been assumed that: a. Particular care was taken in the discovery, recovery, preservation and control of electronic data, documents and E-evidence. b. That local, state and private investigations with regards to the analysis, verification and presentation of e-evidence in court and investigations were in accordance with established judicial and industry best practices. c. The chain of custody of physical and electronic evidence, were well documented and observed.
1.6 Background
Haley Hawkins was arrested and indicted for several violations and an attempted violation of the Georgia Controlled Substances Act. Hawkins moved the trial court to suppress evidence of certain text messages that police obtained from her cell phone and the cell phone of another individual. Following an evidentiary hearing, the trial court denied her motion. She then sought immediate review in the Court of Appeals of Georgia. On appeal, Hawkins claims that the trial court erred in denying her motion to suppress