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DNA - A Prosecutor’s Practice Notebook Inventory

Pretrial Motions

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DNA cases typically involve extensive pretrial motions, which in the past have focused on admissibility and discovery issues. This topic will focus on other pretrial issues and applicable rules to include:

  • Defense requests for appointment of an expert witness
  • Retyping DNA samples
  • Defense requests to be present during DNA typing
  • Third-party defense motions

Note: For additional information regarding admissibility and discovery issues, review the Admissibility Discovery topics in this lesson.

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