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Principles of Forensic DNA for Officers of the Court

Seizure of DNA (cont.)

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When the intrusion is severe, such as a surgical procedure to remove a bullet, an individual's interest in bodily integrity may prevent such a search. The nature and severity of the intrusion and the threat to the individual's health must be balanced, on a case-by-case basis, with the government need for the evidence. 13

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