Arizona

Eyewitness Identification Reform

Arizona has no statewide eyewitness identification reform policy.

Recording of Interrogations

Arizona has no state law requiring recorded interrogations.

Post Conviction DNA Testing

Any person convicted of a felony offense may file a petition for post-conviction DNA testing with the court where the conviction occurred. Effective 2000.

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Evidence Preservation

State statute requires the automatic preservation of all biological evidence related to homicide or felony sexual offenses for the length of an individual’s incarceration, or until the completion of their supervised release. Effective 2009.

Arizona's statute does NOT meet the best practices standards outlined by the NIST Technical Working Group on Biological Evidence Preservation.

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Exoneree Compensation

Arizona has no exoneree compensation law.

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