Civil and law enforcement examiners utilize several methods to locate persons using historical call detail records, precision location data and E-911 pings. These methods are widely used in criminal and civil cases to “place” a person at a particular location based on their cell phone usage. This webinar will explain how cell phones work in the wireless networks, how to understand call detail records and how to obtain them. The presentation will utilize real case examples to illustrate how location evidence is used in cases ranging from murder to trucking accidents. Among other things, the course will cover topics such as:

  • How the wireless telephone system works
  • How cell phones work in the wireless system
  • The purpose and business use of call detail records
  • How to obtain cell phone records from wireless companies
  • The methods used to locate cell phones
  • How cell phone location evidence is presented in court
  • The limitations of the different methods for locating cell phones
Faculty Member
Larry Daniel
Guardian Digital Forensics

Larry E. Daniel is a Digital Forensics Examiner at Guardian Digital Forensics, where he regularly conducts computer, cell phone and cellular analysis forensics. He has served as a digital forensics consultant in a variety of civil and criminal cases, including the high profile Casey Anthony case in Florida and James Holmes case in Aurora. Mr. Daniel is co-author of the book Digital Forensics for Legal Professionals: Understanding Digital Evidence from the Warrant to the Courtroom.

CLE Credits (Law)

Credit Value Type Format
NALA - - Credit not available
NFPA - - Credit not available
AL 1.3 General
On-Demand/Recording
AK 1.25 General
On-Demand/Recording
AR Not Available General
On-Demand/Recording
AZ 1.25 General
On-Demand/Recording
CA 1.25 General
On-Demand/Recording
CO 1.5 General
On-Demand/Recording
CT 1.25 General
On-Demand/Recording
DE 1.3 General
On-Demand/Recording
FL 1.5 General
On-Demand/Recording
GA 1.3 General
On-Demand/Recording
HI 1.25 General
On-Demand/Recording
IA 1.25 General
On-Demand/Recording
ID 1.25 General
On-Demand/Recording
IL 1.25 General
On-Demand/Recording
IN 1.25 General
On-Demand/Recording
KS Not Available General
On-Demand/Recording
KY 1.25 General
On-Demand/Recording
LA 1.25 General
On-Demand/Recording
ME 1.25 General
On-Demand/Recording
MN 1.25 General
On-Demand/Recording
MO 1.5 General
On-Demand/Recording
MS 1.3 General
On-Demand/Recording
MT 1.25 General
On-Demand/Recording
NC 1.25 General
On-Demand/Recording
ND 1.25 General
On-Demand/Recording
NE Not Available General
On-Demand/Recording
NH 1.25 General
On-Demand/Recording
NJ 1.5 General
On-Demand/Recording
NM 1.25 General
On-Demand/Recording
NV 1 General
On-Demand/Recording
NY 1.5 Areas of Professional Practice (NY)
On-Demand/Recording
OH 1.3 General
On-Demand/Recording
OK 1.5 General
On-Demand/Recording
OR 1.25 General
On-Demand/Recording
PA 1 General
On-Demand/Recording
RI Not Available General
On-Demand/Recording
SC Not Available General
On-Demand/Recording
TN 1.25 General
On-Demand/Recording
TX 1.25 General
On-Demand/Recording
UT 1 General
On-Demand/Recording
VA Not Available General
On-Demand/Recording
VT 1.25 General
On-Demand/Recording
WA 1.25 General
On-Demand/Recording
WI 1.5 General
On-Demand/Recording
WV 1.5 General
On-Demand/Recording
WY 1.25 General
On-Demand/Recording

In some CLE states, the course will be submitted to the bar after you register. If for any reason the course is not approved, we will fully refund your registration fee. If a state is listed on this course, then we are confident the course fits that state's standards and already is or will be approved for credit.

For Compliance courses, we have listed the credit we believe this course is eligible for. After completing the course, you will receive instructions for submitting the course to the Compliance Certification Board (CCB). This education activity has not been submitted to the Compliance Certification Board (CCB)®for review or approval of its educational content. Please [email protected] directly regarding the applications and documentation necessary to submit applicable compliance related education to CCB for their review.

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