Florida Department of Law Enforcement and DNA

Technology is making it easier for police to track down the real suspects in crimes all over the United States. DNA evidence has exonerated many people wrongly accused and convicted of crimes.

The state of Florida has the Florida Department of Law Enforcement to handle DNA detection. The Combined DNA Index System (CODIS) was started in 1990 and is FDLE’s DNA database. DNA can be used in many criminal cases in Florida, but it is utilized mostly in burglaries, murders, and rapes.

In Florida, if you are convicted of a felony or certain misdemeanors, you have to submit your DNA to this database. At the conclusion of your criminal case in Jacksonville, if you are convicted of a felony or certain misdemeanors, your cheek will be swabbed in court and the swab will be sent to FDLE to store your DNA.

If you or someone you know is charged with a felony or misdemeanor in Jacksonville, call our Jacksonville Felony and Misdemeanor Attorneys 24 hours a day at (904) 634-0900. You will speak to an experienced lawyer now.