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Principles of Forensic DNA for Officers of the Court

Statutory Authorization for Collection of DNA Samples (cont.)

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Some States have statutes authorizing judges to issue nontestimonial orders, warrants requiring a nonarrested person to provide a DNA sample. Those warrants are issued upon a showing of probable cause that a crime has been committed and reasonable suspicion that the individual is a suspect in that case.

These statutes have been upheld by State courts. 19

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