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Editor: Colin Miller
Univ. of South Carolina School of Law

Monday, September 17, 2018

Project DNA: Oklahoma


In 2013, Oklahoma became the 50th state to enact a postconviction DNA testing statute.  The pertinent portion of Oklahoma's postconviction DNA testing statute, 22 OK Stat § 22-1373.2(2), states that

Persons eligible for testing shall include any and all of the following:....

2. Persons convicted on a plea of not guilty, guilty or nolo contendere.

So, where does that leave pleading defendants? 

As the language of the statute makes clear, pleading defendants in Oklahoma can seek postconviction DNA testing.



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