Ruling says Ariz. DNA law doesn’t require payments
Published: July 3, 2013 at 8:04 am
The ruling by a state Court of Appeals panel overturns a Maricopa County Superior Court judge’s order that a man convicted of drug charges pay for required DNA testing.
The ruling says the lack of a specific provision in the law requiring a convicted person to pay for the testing presumably indicates that legislators did not want to impose that requirement.
The ruling notes that some states have laws authorizing a court or state agency to impose a DNA testing surcharge on convicted felons.
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