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Vermont court: No DNA collection until conviction

WCAX - 9:26 am Mon Jul 14th, 2014

The Vermont Supreme Court says the state can't collect DNA from suspects in criminal cases unless they've been convicted of a felony.

In a 3-2 decision issued Friday, the court ruled a state law that allowed for the collection of DNA from people charged with felonies after a court ruled there was probable cause violated the Vermont constitution.

Three years ago, Vermont's DNA database law was expanded to include people charged with felonies.

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