The Law and DNA Collection 

When DNA analysis came on the scene, I thought like many other people that it would solve every cold case imaginable. Some cases have, but it’s not that cut and dry these days. As technology starts to reshape and mold our society, professionals from many fields start to see how they can utilize it for their own field of expertise. It would be safe to say, what a good way for their work and information to be validated when you look at the scope and seriousness of the issue. As technology molds our world, it won’t be just about solving crime in the near future. Although some companies have remained transparent, and 23andMe position themselves only around privacy concerns.  


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Note: (Section. 2) amends the DNA Identification Act of 1994 to require the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to issue standards and procedures for using Rapid DNA instruments to analyze DNA samples of criminal offenders.  

A criminal lawyer will be able to explain your rights to you according to the particular laws of your state.  Your attorney can also determine whether DNA testing is appropriate in your situation and whether it will serve to help your case. A breakdown, comprehensive article written by Ken LaMance at LegalMatch  Law Library Managing Editor and Attorney at Law.

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Currently, DNA collection is mandatory in all fifty states for certain felony crimes, mostly sexual assaults and homicides.  47 states also require DNA samples to be taken from all convicted felons.  Also, some states have also implemented mandatory DNA testing for juvenile offenders.  

Some states have even gone so far as to require mandatory DNA testing for all suspects who have been arrested. 

Some states have even gone so far as to require mandatory DNA testing for all suspects who have been arrested.  For example, in California, all suspects who have been arrested for a felony must submit to DNA testing.  Some states may also require DNA sampling for certain misdemeanor crimes.  

The Applied Biosystems RapidHIT ID System enables law enforcement to use DNA information to steer investigations in real time.

Rapid DNA Act has become a law  

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