Alliance Forensic Sciences, LLC (800) 738-7096 is located in the City of Escondido, California, about 35 miles north of downtown San Diego, California, and about two plus hours south of downtown Los Angeles, California. The company's services include virtually all aspects of questioned document analysis, utilizing digital photography, digital imaging technology, infrared and ultraviolet examination, photomicrography and photomacrography, document dating techniques and digital microscopy to resolve many of the questioned document problems presented. We are now offering Voice Stress Analysis (an alternative to polygraph technology) for truth verification testing. We recently added "Latent Fingerprint Chemical Processing" (visualization). Manny is also fluent in Spanish.
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MANNY GONZALES, B.S., F.C.L.S., C.P.I., C.F.E.
Manny has over 37 years of professional experience involving most aspects of forensic document examination. He is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE),Certified Professional Investigator (CPI), Retired U. S. Marine Corps Officer (law enforcement), Former Certified Forensic Sciences Instructor (California Department of Consumer Affairs) and Fraud Claim Law Specialist (FCLS). He acquired this experience in both the private and public sectors, including a stint with the San Diego Police Department, where he was employed as a Forensic Document Examiner in the Forensic Sciences Unit of the Crime Lab.
Manny's experience also includes more than 37 years as a private forensic document examiner, consultant and testifying expert. While employed as a Special Investigator by the Division of Trial Counsel (disciplinary branch) of the State Bar of California, Manny was also a non-compensated Deputy County Clerk in several California counties. He received his apprenticeship in questioned documents, beginning in 1979, at the Riverside County Sheriff's Department while he was employed as a Fraud Investigator (California Peace Officer) by the County of Riverside, DPSS, SIU.
In criminal matters, Manny has been retained on such crimes ranging from theft, prescription forgery to murder. In civil litigation, he has been retained on behalf of plaintiffs and defendants in matters ranging from suspected forged promissory notes of a few thousand dollars to suspected forged documents with values in the millions of dollars. His cases, both criminal and civil, have included high profile or highly publicized figures or incidents. Manny has lectured extensively on questioned documents on a local and international level. He is regarded as an excellent expert witness by those who have retained him to provide expert witness testimony, during which he has provided compelling and pivotal testimony in civil and criminal matters. Manny has also earned the respect of his peers.
Bachelor of Science Degree, Criminal Justice (Cum Laude)
VENUES WHERE EXPERT WITNESS TESTIMONY HAS BEEN GIVEN*
Municipal Courts: San Diego, San Bernardino, Riverside and Beverly Hills, CA
Superior Courts: San Diego, San Bernardino, Kern, Orange Riverside, Arizona Mohave County Superior Court and Los Angeles Counties
Military Courts-Martial: Eleventh Naval District, San Diego
Federal Courts: San Diego, Los Angeles, Imperial and Orange Counties
Arbitrations: San Diego and Marin Counties
Student Honor Hearing: UCSD, San Diego
Depositions: San Diego and Los Angeles
Administrative Law Hearings: San Diego
Jewish Rabbinical Court: Los Angeles
Special Master Hearings: San Diego
State Bar Court: Los Angeles (Disciplinary branch)
DMV Hearings: San Diego
NASD Hearing: San Diego
US Naval Board of Inquiry
* Initially qualified and testified as an expert in 1980. Manny has provided sworn testimony on almost 180 occasions as an expert. He has consulted and testified for both the prosecution and defense in criminal matters.
EXAMINED DOCUMENTS & RENDERED CONCLUSIONS FOR
Bossier Parish District Attorney's Office, Benton, Louisiana
Criminal Investigation Division, U. S. Marine Corps
San Diego County Office of the Public Defender
Riverside County Office of the Public Defender
U. S. Immigration & Naturalization Service
Clark County, NV District Attorney's Office
City of San Diego, City Attorney's Office
U. S. Postal Service, Human Resources
Office of County Counsel, County of San Diego
Naval Criminal Investigative Services
California Attorney General's Office
Office of U. S. Attorney General
Federal Defenders of San Diego, Inc.
Drug Enforcement Administration
Beverly Hills Police Department
Federal Bureau of Investigation
U. S. Postal Inspection Service
San Diego Police Department
Internal Revenue Service
Federal Grand Jury
And numerous private law firms, insurance companies and corporate entities
ACADEMIC & MILITARY HONORS INCLUDE
B. S. Degree in Criminal Justice, graduated Cum Laude, National University
Certificate of Achievement. Awarded by Grossmont Community College for "Outstanding Performance as a Teacher"
Award of Recognition. Selected and named as "One of the Nation's Leading Private Investigators" by PI Magazine because of significant contributions made to the private investigation profession as a forensic document examiner
Purple Heart Medal. Awarded for "wounds received in action" against communist guerilla forces while serving in the former Republic of South Vietnam with U. S. Marines' lst Force Reconnaissance Co.
U. S. Army Achievement Medal. Earned for meritorious service while serving as Marine Liaison Officer for Oregon Army National Guard
INTERNATIONAL CONSULTANT & INSTRUCTOR
U. S. Department of Justice (ICITAP).Former chief instructor & consultant. Presented formal questioned document instruction to law enforcement and intelligence agents throughout Central and South America and Caribbean (1989-1994/2004)
HIGHLIGHTS OF SPECIALIZED TRAINING
Federal Bureau of Investigation, Department of Justice, FBI Academy - Fundamentals of Document Examination for Laboratory Personnel, Quantico, VA (1986)
U. S. Secret Service, Department of the Treasury - Questioned Document Course, Washington, D. C. (1980)
Golden West College - Examination of Questioned Documentscourse, Huntington Beach, CA (1972 & 1980)
Institute of Applied Science - Scientific Crime Detection, graduate (1980)
Evidence Photographers International Council - School of Evidence Photography and Imaging, (2003)
California Department of Justice, Bureau of Forensic Sciences - Symposium on Fluorescence Techniques, (1995)
Rochester Institute of Technology - Printing Techniques for Questioned Document Examiners, (1986)
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department - Forensic Digital Imaging (2005)
SWAFDE Southwestern Association of Forensic Document Examiners, Inc., Charter Member and Current Board Member
IAI - International Association for Identification, Questioned Document Section
AAFS - American Academy of Forensic Sciences, Questioned Document Section
SDCIA - San Diego County Investigators Association, Past President
CALI - California Association of Licensed Investigators, Inc.
ACFE - Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, Inc.
EPIC - Evidence Photographers International Council
SCLA - Society of Claims Law Associates
CID Agents Assn. (USMC Associate Member)
LICENSES & CERTIFICATIONS
California Private Investigators' License: Issued by California Department of Consumer Affairs (1970)
Certified Fraud Examiner: Professional designation awarded by Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (1993)
Certified Professional Investigator: Professional designation awarded by California Association of Licensed Investigators (1998)
Professional Certificate in Criminal Justice: Awarded by National University (2000)
Certified Private Investigation & Forensic Sciences Instructor: Certified by California Department of Consumer Affairs to teach "Private Investigation and Forensic Sciences" pursuant to California Education Code 94915 (2007)
Fraud Claim Law Specialist:Professional designation earned at the American Educational Institute for completion of a comprehensive course of study in insurance fraud law and defense investigation, a designation recognized by the major insurance carriers' SIUs (2004)
Signature & Handwriting Identification
Development & Decipherment of Indented Writings
Photocopier Classification & Identification
Decipherment of Obliterated Writings
Document Dating & Anachronism
Ink & Paper Analyses
Locate and Retrieve Exemplars from Public Records
Voice Stress Analysis (Alternative to Polygraph Technology)
Latent Fingerprint Chemical Analysis (Image enhancement(