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ยง 19.2-310.6. Unauthorized uses of DNA data bank; forensic samples; penalties.   Any person who, without authority, disseminates information contained in the data bank shall be guilty of a Class 3 misdemeanor. Any person who disseminates, receives, or otherwise uses or attempts to so use information in the data bank, knowing that such dissemination, receipt, or other use is for a purpose other than as authorized by law, shall be guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor. Except as authorized by law, any person who, for purposes of having DNA analysis performed, obtains or attempts to obtain any sample submitted to the Department of Forensic Science for analysis shall be guilty of a Class 5 felony.

Click here for a list of qualifying FELONY offenses requiring a DNA Sample upon arrest
Click here for a list of qualifying MISDEMEANOR Offenses requiring a sample upon Conviction
Click here for GUIDANCE Regarding taking of Buccal Samples
Powerpoint: Determining Whether A DNA Bank Sample Is Required
Powerpoint: DNA Data Bank Buccal Sample Collection and Submission:
  • **NEW** White Collection Kit
  • Green Collection Kit (to be phased out)
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  • 2019 DFS memo - new DNA Data Bank collection kit
  • ** VIDEO** EasiCollect + Buccal Sample Collection Device

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