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Principles of Forensic DNA for Officers of the Court

Denial of Funds for DNA Experts

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In cases in which courts have affirmed the denial of funds for DNA experts, the rationale expressed is that the defendant or defense counsel failed to fully and clearly plead the need for expert services, the cost, and the manner in which the expert would assist the defense. 27

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