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