Post-conviction DNA Testing in Pennsylvania

State statute provides that anyone convicted of a criminal offense may apply for post-conviction DNA testing. In 2018, the law was amended to: allow people who plead guilty to apply for testing, allow people who are no longer under state supervision to apply for testing, ensure eligibility for testing regardless of whether DNA technology became available after trial, and extend the time to file for relief with DNA testing results from 60 days to one year. Effective: 2002; Amended most recently: 2018.

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