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Criminal Practice – Postconviction DNA Testing – ‘Locate & Preserve’ Evidence – Inventory – Attorneys – Appointment of Counsel (access required)

When defendant requested an order “to Locate and Preserve Evidence,” this did not constitute a request for an inventory under G.S. § 15A-268, which would have required custodial agencies to make an inventory of the biological evidence. Although, under G.S. § 15A-269, a custodial agency’s obligation to inventory evidence is triggered by receipt of a motion ...

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