The legislature finds that DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) identification analysis is a useful law enforcement tool for identifying and prosecuting felony offenders. The purpose of this act is to assist federal, state and local criminal justice and law enforcement agencies within and outside the state in the detection and prosecution of individuals responsible for felony crimes, as well as in the exclusion of suspects who are being investigated for such crimes.

Terms Used In Idaho Code 19-5501

  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • State: when applied to the different parts of the United States, includes the District of Columbia and the territories; and the words "United States" may include the District of Columbia and territories. See Idaho Code 73-114