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02.08.02.00.htm 02.08.02.00. Title 02 OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL Subtitle 08 SEXUAL ASSAULT EVIDENCE KITS Chapter 02 Sexual Assault Evidence Collection Kits ― Analysis Authority: Criminal Procedure Article, §11-926(e) Annotated Code of Maryland
02.08.02.01.htm 02.08.02.01. 01 Criteria for Analysis.. A sexual assault evidence collection kit shall be submitted to a forensic laboratory for analysis unless:A. There is clear evidence disproving the allegation of sexual assault;. B. The facts alleged, if true, could not be interpreted to violate a provision of Criminal Law Article, Title 3, Subtitle 2, 3, or 6, or Title 11, Subtitle 3, Annotated Code of Maryland;C. The victim from whom the evidence was collected declines to give consent for analysis; or.
02.08.02.02.htm 02.08.02.02. 02 Anonymous Kits.. A. If a victim of sexual assault wishes to remain anonymous and not file a criminal complaint, the victim shall be informed that the victim may file a criminal complaint at a future time.B. If a provision of Regulation .01 of this chapter is determined to be satisfied after the submission of the victim’s sexual assault evidence collection kit for analysis, testing may be terminated or not initiated.
02.08.02.03.htm 02.08.02.03. 03 Submission to Forensic Laboratories.. A. Except as provided in Regulation .01 of this chapter, an investigating law enforcement agency that receives a sexual assault evidence collection kit shall submit the kit and all requested associated reference standards to a forensic laboratory for analysis within 30 days of receipt of the kit and all requested associated reference standards.B. Testing by Forensic Laboratories.. 1) A forensic laboratory that receives a sexual as
02.08.02.04.htm 02.08.02.04. 04 Use of Victim Services Organizations.. A law enforcement agency that receives a sexual assault evidence collection kit shall make use of certified sexual assault crisis programs or other qualified community-based sexual assault victim service organizations that can provide services and support to survivors of sexual assault.
02.08.02.05.htm 02.08.02.05. 05 CODIS.. A. The eligible results of an analysis of a sexual assault evidence collection kit shall be entered into CODIS.B. The DNA collected from a victim under this chapter may not be used for any purpose except as authorized by this subtitle.
02.08.02.9999.htm 02.08.02.9999. Administrative History Effective date: May 4, 2020 (47:9 Md. R. 476).
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