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Using Digital Forensics to Catch Cheating Spouses in Maryland

Advances in technology have made it easier to access information, become more productive, and connect with friends and family. Unfortunately, it has also made it easier for spouses to cheat.

Spouses with access to the Internet on their computer or smart phone can discretely communicate and plan rendezvous with their extramarital partners. With the help of a licensed investigator, there are ways technology can be used against these cheating spouses to prove their infidelity.

Signs you may have a cheating spouse

There are many signs that would indicate that a spouse might be hiding information regarding an affair on an electronic device:

Don’t Take Matters Into Your Own Hands

If these actions are happening frequently, it may be time to get a licensed investigator on the case!  It is crucial to hire professionals to handle the surveillance and examination rather than confront the suspected spouse on your own. If you were to confront your spouse, or try to confiscate the digital data yourself, you may cause the spouse to delete important evidence, and cause the infidelity to become much more complicated to prove.

It is also essential to hire a licensed professional to complete any digital surveillance in order to comply with all state laws. The investigator will work to ensure that all data will be legal and admissible during a divorce proceeding.

Collecting Computer Evidence

The private investigator can create a copy of the spouse’s hard drive in order to thoroughly inspect all of the data captured within. Information such instant messages, chat logs, recent searches, online purchases, and other communications can be used as evidence of adultery when used properly.

In some cases, it can also be possible to determine files that have been deleted from the hard drive. Sometimes, it is the information that has been deleted that is far more telling than what is left.

Incriminating Cell Phone Data

Especially with the surge in smart phone popularity, mobile phones have become a great source of implicating evidence. Mobile phones don’t just tell investigators who your spouse has been calling; now they contain incriminating text messages, website activity, and even GPS tracking.

In the state of Maryland, you must be able to prove that your spouse had the opportunity to cheat in order to get an immediate divorce. The GPS information provided by a cell phone, properly documented, could provide that valuable evidence.