Evidence Identification Checklist

All evidence should be marked with a “Bates” stamp, a document number, or some other form of identification, including:

  • Time and date that the document was processed as evidence.
  • Name of the investigator.
  • Name of the person who produced or possessed the evidence.
  • Location where the evidence was found or discovered.


  • Identification marks for sensitive evidence should be placed on its evidence bag, and not directly on the evidence.
  • Maintain chain-of-custody of evidence.


For assistance with conducting internal investigations, contact attorneys Michael L. Buckner (; +1-954-941-1844 ext. 1) or Lori A. Williams (; +1-954-941-1844 ext. 7).