Post-conviction Fingerprint Analysis in Tennessee

State statute allows any party at any time to file a petition requesting post-conviction fingerprint analysis in cases of first degree murder, all class A and B felonies, some lesser included offenses, and other offenses at the discretion of the judge if there’s a reasonable probability that the petitioner would not have been prosecuted or convicted, or that they would have had a more favorable verdict or sentence. The petitioner may be granted the analysis provided that the evidence exists, was never tested or not subject to the analysis requested, or a new method or technology is requested, and the purpose of the request is to demonstrate innocence. Effective: July 1, 2021.

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