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DNA - A Prosecutor’s Practice Notebook Inventory

Preparing Cases Involving DNA

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Learning Objectives on Preparing Cases Involving DNA

In this lesson, you will learn about:

  • Special issues surrounding discovery in DNA cases
  • Pretrial issues and rules pertaining to defense requests for:
    1. the appointment of an expert witness
    2. retyping DNA samples
    3. a defense representative to be present during testing
    4. third-party defense motions
  • DNA evidence admissibility
  • Consultation and pretrial preparation with the DNA analyst

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