Documents Submission process:
The documents/exhibits (both questioned and comparison) are accepted either by email, in person (by appointment only), or via courier. The documents can include a cover letter or a chain of custody form. The submitted documents will be returned in the same manner as received.
Though original documents are always considered the best for examinations, if the originals are inaccessible, the best-available scanned copies of documents can be submitted for examination.
Before submitting the documents, kindly contact us at (905) 286 – 0444, and we will provide you with the link to complete the submission process.
Kindly note the following process for submission:
If submitting original documents:
If submitting the scanned documents:
A forensic document examiner requires sufficient comparison samples to evaluate the writing characteristics of an individual to form a conclusion. Therefore, a minimum of 10–15 comparison documents/exhibits are required to conduct the analysis.
The level of certainty of the conclusions of a document examiner primarily depends on the quality of the questioned material and the availability of the comparison exhibits.
Sources to Collect Comparison Specimens/documents
The following list of documents may be helpful to gather the comparison specimens