THE IDAHO DNA DATABASE ACT OF 1996
19-5513. Expungement of information. (1) A person whose DNA profile has been included in the database and databank pursuant to this chapter may make a written request for expungement of materials from the database and databank on the grounds that the conviction upon which the authority for including the DNA profile was based has been reversed and the case dismissed.
(2) The person requesting expungement must send a copy of his request, with proof of service on all parties to the following: the trial court which entered the conviction or rendered disposition in the case; the bureau of forensic services; and the prosecuting attorney of the county in which he was convicted. The court has the discretion to grant or deny the request for expungement. A trial court’s denial of a request for expungement is an order not subject to appeal.
(3) Except as provided below, the Idaho state police shall expunge the DNA sample and all identifiable information in the database and databank relating to the subject of the conviction upon receipt of a court order which verifies that the applicant has made the necessary showing at a noticed hearing, and which includes the following documents:
(a) Written request for expungement pursuant to this section;
(b) A certified copy of the court order reversing and dismissing the conviction;
(c) Proof of written notice to the prosecuting attorney and the bureau of forensic services that such expungement is being sought; and
(d) A court order finding that no retrial or appeal of the case is pending and verifying that at least sixty (60) days have passed since the defendant has notified the prosecuting attorney and the bureau of forensic services of the expungement request and that the court finds no reason, based on the interests of justice, to deny expungement.
(4) Upon order of the court, the Idaho state police shall destroy the DNA sample relating to the subject of conviction, unless the state police determines that the person has otherwise become obligated to submit to DNA sample and thumbprint impression as a result of a separate conviction subject to the terms of this chapter.
(5) The bureau of forensic services is not required to destroy an item of physical evidence obtained from the DNA sample if evidence relating to another person subject to the provisions of this chapter would thereby be destroyed. Notwithstanding this subsection, no sample, physical evidence or identifiable information is affected by an order to set aside a conviction.
[19-5513, added 1997, ch. 120, sec. 1, p. 348; am. 2000, ch. 469, sec. 52, p. 1503.]