Starting April 2, 2015, not only felons will have their DNA forcibly taken, but DNA samples will also be taken on ALL criminal misdemeanor convictions. A misdemeanor is defined as a criminal offense where the penalty may include up to one year in the county jail. This can include disorderly conduct, possession of THC (marijuana),… Read More »
In February 2013, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker and Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen announced a budget initiative, which aims to expand DNA collection to those arrested on felony charges. Under Wisconsin’s current law, DNA is taken only from convicted felons and those convicted of a few misdemeanors.