DNA: Qualifying District of Columbia Offenses
CSOSA is responsible for collecting a DNA sample from each individual under its supervision who is, or has been, convicted of a qualifying District of Columbia Code offense.
The D.C. Council in 2001 determined the qualifying District of Columbia Code offenses. On December 10, 2009, DC Code §22-4151, Qualifying Offenses was amended. The law now makes any felony and any offenses for which the penalty is greater than one year imprisonment a DNA qualifying offense.
Examples of qualifying District of Columbia offenses include:
- Any felony
- Any offense for which the penalty is greater than one year imprisonment
- Assault with intent to kill, rob, or poison, or to commit first degree sexual abuse, second degree sexual abuse or child sexual abuse
- Assault with intent to commit mayhem or with dangerous weapon
- Mayhem or maliciously disfiguring
- Cruelty to children
- Lewd, indecent, or obscene acts (knowingly in the presence of a child under the age of 16 years)
- Sexual performances using minors
- Murder in the first degree
- Assault on member of police force, campus or university special police, or fire department using a deadly or dangerous weapon