" If a person is convicted of a crime, that's a different story."
so a misdemeanor conviction would justify taking of DNA?
Lets say its misdemeanor assault on a female. You would approve DNA sampling after that conviction?
Now what happens if that DNA proves the person is guilty of a previous crime?
Or a previous repeat offense?
This could really screw up sentencing.
That's why it needs to be done at the early stages not after conviction IMHO.
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