Evidence Preservation in Hawai’i

State statute requires that all biological evidence be preserved for any case in which there was a conviction. The evidence must be preserved either until all appeals have been exhausted or the completion of an individual’s sentence, including any term of probation or parole; whichever occurs later. Effective: 2005.

Hawai’i’s statute meets the best practices standards outlined by the NIST Technical Working Group on Biological Evidence Preservation.

Read the statute.