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Criminal Law Supreme Court Opinion

by Townsend, Karen


SC20528 - State v. Police (Statute of limitations; judgment reversed and case remanded with direction to render judgment dismissing the information; “This appeal presents a significant issue of first impression not only for this state but, to our knowledge, the rest of the country as well: whether a John Doe arrest warrant that identified the suspect on the basis of a general physical description and several mixed partial DNA profiles to which the suspect may or may not have been a contributor, and that did not state the probability that a random person would match any of those profiles, satisfies the particularity requirement of the fourth amendment to the United States constitution for purposes of commencing a prosecution within the applicable statute of limitations.”)