Memphis, TN asked in Criminal Law for Tennessee

Q: I'm being accused of a murder because my dna which was collected without knowing has been found on 'articles" of a vic

They then served me a warrant for dna directly and raided my home. Why would they need my dna twice?

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Bryna Landers Grant
Bryna Landers Grant
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Nashville, TN
  • Licensed in Tennessee

A: Having a clean, known sample of your DNA with which to test their evidence against is standard procedure.

Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Knoxville, TN
  • Licensed in Tennessee

A: You should have refused the sample and filed a Motion To Quash the Subpoena. Do you have an attorney? If so, hire another one fast. The Search Warrant needs a Motion For Suppression. You are being far too cooperative. Just because you will probably lose both Motions does not excuse your lawyer not being zealous.

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