Document Examination Law and Legal Definition

Document examination is a means of identifying forgery and establishing the authenticity of documents in dispute.

A document examiner verifies a document to :

a. identify handwriting and signatures ;

b. identify a document as a forgery ;

c. identify typewriters, check writers, and photocopies ;

d. detect alterations, additions, deletions, or substitutions ;

e. decipher alterations and erasures ;

f. identify and decipher indented writing; and

g. identify comparisons of inks and identification of type of writing instrument

A forensic document examiner examines documents that form part of a case which may or may not come before a court of law.