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Letter of Agreement  This is a standard letter of engagement that we use when being retained by a client. We require that a signed copy of this document or one similar to it be on file in our office before we begin work on your case. 
 
Letter of Agreement

Testimony Cases  This is a small listing of public trials in which Steve Cain has recently testified. It also includes contact information for former clients. 

Testimony Cases

Sample Affidavit  This is a sample discovery motion for obtaining original evidence.

Sample Affidavit

Steve Cain's Curriculum-Vitae  This a link to Mr. Cain's abbreviated CV as well as a full CV which outlines his education and previous accomplishments.

Full CV
Tape Handling Procedures  This is a link to policies and procedures used when handling and managing physical evidence at Forensic Tape Analysis, Inc. Managing Physical Evidence
Obtaining a Voice Exemplar  This is a link to a written description to how Obtain a Voice Exemplar.

Obtaining a Voice Exemplar

American Board of Recorded Evidence -- Voice Comparison Standards, The Forensic Examiner
ABRE Standards

Recommended Forensic / Case Law References
 
Electronic Evidence by Jordan Gruber 1995
16:16 Audio Recordings Discovery; Thru 16:20 Compendium - (Model Interrogatories for Videotape Testimony)
 
 
AES 43-2000 Standards and Information Documents - (Protocols and Guidelines for Authenticating Audio Evidence - Audio Engineering Society, Inc.) 
 
 
Modern Scientific Evidence - The Law and Science of Expert Testimony  Volume 3 by David Faigman / Michael Saks / Joseph Sanders - 2002 Chapter 31 - The Judicial Response to Proffered Expert Testimony on Talker Identification (Voice Identification - Admissibility Rulings and Standards)
 
 
Todays Video - by Peter Utz - Editing a Videotape (Detecting Different Types of Audio and Video Edits [assemble vs insert edits])
 
"Alaska v Coon"  Supreme Court opinion dealing with the admissibility of spectrographic voice identification and the qualifications required of an expert witness under the Daubert ruling. (3/5/99, 974 P 2d 386)
 
"Spectrographic Voice Identification - A Forensic Survey" - Acoust. Soc Am 79(6) June 1986 by Bruce Koenig (FBI survey of 2,000 voices during 15 year period revealed 99%+ accuracy in Voice Identification cases)
 
'USA vs Drones Appeal from the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas - Voice Identification (No 99-20483)
Electronic Evidence - Gruber - Chapter 8:22 "Authentication of Video Evidence"  
Electronic Evidence - Gruber - Chapter 11:22
"Basic Video Editing Procedures"
 
Electronic Evidence by Jordan Gruber 1995 - Chapter 16 excerpt -  (Model Discovery Checklist for Audio and Videotape Recordings)
 
 
Electronic Evidence by Jordan Gruber 1995 16:15 Audio Recordings Discovery; Thru 16:20 Compendium - (Challenging Authenticity of Audio and Video Recordings and Suggested Interrogatories)
 
 
Electronic Evidence - Gruber - Chapter 16:5
"Video Recordings - Uses of Video Recordings During Trial" (Technical Guidelines for Admitting Audio and Video Evidence)
 
 
Electronic Evidence - Gruber - Chapter 16:18 + 16:20
"Video Recordings Discovery" (Model Interrogatories for Video Forensic Experts)
 
 
Electronic Evidence - Gruber - Chapter 8
"Admissibility and Evidentiary Considerations:  Video Recordings"
 
 
Electronic Evidence - Gruber - Chapter 12:8
"Forensic Video Discipline" Locating, Paying, and Consulting with a Forensic Tape Expert
 
 
American Jurisprudence - Proof of Facts  -Volume 16 Chapter 14 "Videotape Authentication" Laying a Proper Foundation for Admission of Videotape Evidence and Interrogatories