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§15-2B-11. Expungement.

(a) Any person whose DNA record or profile has been included in the state database and whose DNA sample is stored in the state databank or the state's designated DNA typing, testing and research laboratory may apply for expungement on the grounds that the felony conviction that resulted in the inclusion of the person's DNA record or profile in the state database or the inclusion of the person's DNA sample in the state databank has been reversed and the case dismissed. The person requesting expungement, either individually or through an attorney, may apply to the court for expungement of the record. A copy of the application for expungement shall be served on the prosecuting attorney for the judicial district in which the felony conviction was obtained not less than twenty days prior to the date of the hearing on the application. A certified copy of the order reversing and dismissing the conviction shall be attached to an order of expungement.

(b) Upon receipt of an order of expungement, the division shall purge the DNA record and all other identifiable information from the state database and the DNA sample stored in the state databank covered by the order. If the individual has more than one entry in the state database and databank, then only the entry covered by the expungement order shall be deleted from the state database or databank.

Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2017 Regular Session
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