Evidence Preservation in Alabama

Upon receipt of a motion for DNA testing or notice of a motion for DNA testing related to a capital offense, the state will take any steps reasonably necessary to preserve any remaining biological material possessed by the state or court. This evidence must be preserved pending the completion of proceedings for DNA testing. Effective: 2009.

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

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