Frequently Asked Questions:
What is a Forensic Document Examiner?
A Forensic Document Examiner is someone who can give a scientific opinion about the genuineness of a document or signature based on knowledge, skills and ability.
What is the difference between a Document Examiner And a Graphologist or Handwriting Analyst?
A document examiner gives opinions on the genuineness
of a document based on scientific examination and comparison of known signatures to questioned signatures based on the document as a whole, paper, ink impressions, etc. A Graphologist gives indications of character and personality based on someone's handwriting but no other part of the document. "It is the unusual person who can work in both fields and produce
top-quality opinions involving identification questions and graphological findings." Page 5 "Scientific Examination of Questioned Documents, revised edition, Ordway Hilton". It is unusual but not impossible.
What do I need to do?
You can call or email me for a brief, no cost telephone call or email to determine cost, procedures and if you have proper documents for examination. Originals are preferred. Excellent photographs or copies are often times used if originals are not available.
How long does it take?
Typically, it takes 72 hours depending on case load. Weekend and rush jobs have additional fees.