Post-conviction DNA Testing in New York

Any defendant convicted after trial may apply for post-conviction DNA testing at any time after the entry of a judgment in the case; defendants convicted after a plea for certain felonies must meet additional criteria to be eligible to apply for testing. Effective: 1994; Amended most recently: 2012.

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