Evidence Preservation in Wyoming

State statute requires that upon a petition for post-conviction DNA testing in felony cases, the court shall order the state to preserve during the pendency of the proceeding all evidence that is material or relevant in the state’s possession or control that could be subjected to DNA testing and analysis. Effective: 2008.

Wyoming’s statute does NOT meet the best practices standards outlined by the NIST Technical Working Group on Biological Evidence Preservation.

Read the statute.