Maryland v. King, No. 12-207: United States Supreme Court Holds That Police Can Take DNA Swab As Part of Booking Procedure

by appealattorneylaw

Well, Florida attorneys handling criminal defense and criminal appeals should know that there was a big opinion issued by the United States Supreme Court today.  In Maryland v. King, No. 12-207, the Court held that police may now take a DNA swab as part of the booking procedure of an arrest supported by probable cause.  I haven’t had a chance to read the 50-page opinion yet, but I didn’t want to delay things any further.  Here’s a link to one of the news reports, and another link to a great summary on SCOTUSblog.