Oops . I made a mistake . Yesterday , I posted about the collection of DNA samples at the time of arrest . Thanks to a Nashville Night Court Commissioner who reads the blog . I was advised that Tennessee does collect DNA samples at the time of arrest in some cases. I was not aware of the law which went into effect or had any complaints from folks that had their DNA seized.
Tennessee passed a law in 2008 that orders for the collection of a DNA sample in certain types of cases at the time of arrest. Tennessee’s DNA collection statute can be found at T.C.A. 40-35-321 . Those crimes that require a DNA sample are as follows;
I would like to think my loyal reader on the heads up. Also , this is a perfect example for a lawyer to not assume they know all the law . Law is fluid and ever changing.
Now to find someone who wants to have the state statute unconstitutional.