Mr. Nick Barreiro, BAC, AVFA, DIVRT

Principle Forensics
6688 Nolensville Rd, Suite 108-129
Brentwood, TN 37027
Mobile: 615-854-8055
Office: 615-854-8055
Introduction

Principle Forensics is a cutting-edge media forensics laboratory. We recover, authenticate, enhance, and analyze all types of recorded evidence, including video, audio, and digital images. And we back all our work with experienced, highly trained, expert testimony. Our Chief Forensic Analyst, Nick Barreiro, was a police officer in California for 15 years. Nick is a certified Audio Video Forensic Analyst (AVFA) and an FBI-trained member of the Digital Imaging and Video Recovery Team (DIVRT). Nick is an expert with tremendous technical knowledge and training, but also extensive experience on the witness stand. Nick has enhanced and analyzed digital media from simple slip-and-fall cases and traffic accidents to complex investigations such as homicides and officer-involved shootings. Nick has testified hundreds of times in criminal cases, civil cases, arbitrations, and depositions.


Areas of Expertise
  • Accident Investigation
  • Audio
  • Crime Scene Analysis
  • Evidence Analysis & Preservation
  • Photogrammetry
  • Surveillance
  • Video

Expert Background
Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
A: Bachelor's Degree in Communications – BAC
University of California, Davis

Certified Audio Video Forensic Analyst – AVFA
Electronic Technicians Association

Digital Imaging and Video Recovery Team – DIVRT
Federal Bureau of Investigation

Police Academy
Yuba College Administration of Justice
Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
A: - Electronic Technicians Association
- International Association for Identification
- Audio Engineering Society
- Digital Imaging and Video Recovery Team
Q: Have any of your accreditations ever been investigated, suspended or removed? (if yes, explain)
A: No
Q: On how many occasions have you been retained as an expert?
A: 100+
Q: For what area(s) of expertise have you been retained as an expert?
A: Video, Audio, and Image Forensics
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the plaintiff?
A: 50%
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the defendant?
A: 50%
Q: When was the last time you had your deposition taken?
A: This month.
Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
A: Video, Audio, and Image Forensics
• Authentication of Recorded Evidence
• Enhancement of Video, Audio, and Images
• Synchronization of Multiple Audio/Video Recordings
• Analysis of Recorded Evidence
• Redaction of Video Footage
• DVR Video Evidence Recovery
• Recording Device Analysis
• Photogrammetry
• Facial Recognition
• License Plate Recognition
• Public/Media Release
• Court Exhibit Preparation
Q: What is your hourly rate to consult with an attorney?
A: Consultations are always free.
Q: What is your hourly rate to review documents?
A: All forensic enhancement and analysis work is billed at $300 per hour.
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide deposition testimony?
A: Deposition appearances are billed at $300 per hour, with a 4-hour minimum, plus travel expenses.
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide testimony at trial?
A: Trial appearances are billed at $300 per hour, with an 8-hour minimum, plus travel expenses.
Q: Please list any fees other than those stated above (E.g.: travel expenses, copy fees, etc.)
A: All fees are based on a flat hourly rate of $300 per hour. There are no hidden fees. All fees for forensic work must be paid in full by the retaining party prior to any results being released.


References

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