Post-conviction DNA Testing in Oregon

Post-conviction DNA testing is available for any person convicted of a felony in which DNA evidence could exist. In 2019, the law was amended to: improve the standard of proof for testing to be granted, to allow a court to order a DNA database comparison if testing yields an unknown DNA profile, and to allow a court to order an evidence inventory when a petition for testing is filed, so the person knows what evidence the state still has from the case that could be tested. Effective: 2001; Amended most recently: 2019.

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