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Ok... My Probation Officer wants A DNA test?? Why!?
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Ok... My Probation Officer wants A DNA test?? Why!?

I was wondering if any one knew why my officer would want a DNA test and what would show up on a test, like that?


    




danielletbd
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I think it's odd that a Probation Officer would be the one to ask for the test: usually Detectives in active cases ask for them once they've come across your name and info as a suspect on their case. However, it doesn't really matter who asks in the long run, even if he's stepped over his jurisdiction: you have to comply with the request or it could cause further legal problems for you.

You have the right to ask why the Officer wants it, and it might even turn out that they are trying to clear you of whatever you're on probation for...but you still have to give the sample.


rockstarhooligan
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Drugs, Tracking or Paternity reasons


catbox32
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If he put it on paper for you take it to the state attorney generals office and ask them, its free and they will answer your question or arrest the pro officer.


xytus3
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I WOULD SEEK LEGAL COUNCIL TO SEE IF HE/SHE HAS THE AUTHORITY TO PRESS YOU INTO SUBMITTING A SAMPLE. SEVERAL PERSONS HAVE SAID TO YOU THAT IT IS BUILD A DATA BASE OD DNA SAMPLES TO RUN OTHER CRIMES THROUGH TO HELP THEM REDUCE THE NUMBERS OF "UNSOLVED " CRIMES, SO THINK LONG AND HARD ABOUT IF YOU WANT TO "VOLUNTEER" YOUR SAMPLE!


OceanUnit405
Either they are trying to determine if you committed a crime, or they are getting the DNA sample to keep as a record for identification if you do something stupid later.


Perez Studios
Who cares, you still have to give it to them. It is the contract for your probation.


Monica D
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Some states are collecting DNA from ex-cons (sincere apologies for lack of a better term) that will go on file with your record - it's a DNA criminal database if you will, and I believe they have a right to do it under the law. The other option is that you are being considered as a suspect in either a current or cold case where you DNA will either exonerate you or incriminate you. If you are being considered as a suspect, I believe it is your legal right to know as such. Please contact your probation officer and advise him that you are willing to work with him, but you'd like to know why this test is being requested at the present time. Good luck -


wuxxler
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Maybe he just wants to be sure he's not your Daddy.... :-)


wizjp
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Suspect in a homicide or assult?


tluckie313
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Now with new laws, if you are convicted as a felon you are demanded to get a DNA testing, which I believe is around a 100 give or take a few dollars, they make you do this so that if you ever commit a crime in the future they have all of your information on file, Finger prints, DNA, hand writting and so on. ..its kinda of like a brib to the law that maybe becasue u know they have all this you will be less likely to commit a REAL crime. I only know this from my BFF she got assult with a danergous weapon (pill bottle, yeah i know its dumb) and the woman who pressed charges fought it so bad that they ended up charging her as a felon !! she didn't have a lawyer so she really had no hope ..hope this makes u understand it all a little bit better! good luck!


speedysundevil
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what are the terms of your probation and what were you arrested for?


wild1highinvamountains
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Oh Yeah,a BAD GIRL!!! They're just making sure that your DNA doesn't match any other crimes that have been committed and for future reference to keep track of you.


Karen W
My husband was on probabtion and he had to provide a DNA sample (via cheek swab), too. He committed a felony. Was your crime a felony? In Ohio, they require DNA be on file for anyone who has committed a felony.

You know----So they can frame you later on when they can't solve a case.....At least that's my feelings on it. :P


Kevy
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well you dont have much of a choice in the matter.


Blue Steel & Lace
The test would show whether or not bodily fluids or tissue left at the scene of a crime belong to you.
If you are on probation, and it is in the terms of your probation, you either comply or go back to jail, where DNA for violent offenders is mandatory.


siamsa_siamsa
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Federal law was recently passed requiring all persons convicted of a felony offense to provide a DNA sample. The information is then put into a national database much like the NCIC. This is usually done by a mouth swab.


Sir Hard & Thick
they want it because we have a DNA database, and what they want is to build a database of criminal DNA, so that when the get DNA from a crime scene they can run it through the database and get a match, the more criminals on the database the better chances of getting a match because most criminals are repeat offenders. and at some point i think everyone will have to give a DNA sample when born, to be put in the database.


dfgkasdjflma
Your PO doesnt want it!... It is court ordered to keep a record of you... Hope you stay out of trouble, your record will follow you for the rest of your life.
The Justice for All Act, P.L. 108-405, passed in October 2004, substantially expanded the list of offenses under which a convicted felon’s DNA must be collected and entered into a national database where it can be matched against DNA crime evidence.... It is easier to keep track of any future illegal activities you may be involved later. Many crimes have recently been solved just by checking such database.


kapute2
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you don't give enough information to make a judgment, however, if you're on probation, then your PO has ever right to get a DNA test from you


CGIV76
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There's more to this question than meets the eye. Speak with an attorney.


Jussi
What if you are arrested for a felony charge, have no previous record, are put on deferred adjudication probation & are never actually convicted of anything? Does anyone know if this law requiring DNA testing applies to this set of conditions - in Texas?





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