Will my DNA go into a database?
Victim’s DNA is prohibited from being entered into any database by federal law. Only unidentified crime scene DNA profiles or profiles from suspects who have signed a consent form will be added to the local database. Additionally, the unidentified DNA must be associated with the investigation of a criminal case. Convicts who have been convicted of a felony are added to the database under Ohio law. Ohio law also allows for arrestee samples to be added to the database. Anyone arrested in Ohio will have a sample collected from them to be added to the database.