Post-conviction DNA Testing in Alaska

A person convicted of a serious felony who has not been unconditionally discharged may apply for an order for DNA testing of evidence. The law explicitly permits those who pled guilty of nolo contendere to apply for DNA testing. There is a rebuttable presumption of untimeliness after 3 years after the date of conviction, but the law permits a court to find good cause to overcome this presumption. Those who were convicted before the effective date the of act may apply within 10 years of the effective date. Effective: 2010

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