Regina v Howitt, Lenworth

Case Number: 
CL2017CR00352
Neutral Citation: 
[2018] JMSC Crim 2
Date of Delivery: 
30.04.2018

DNA Evidence Act 2016 − Non-intimate sample sought from accused − Accused
consented then withdrew consent to provide sample − Whether Court order
required for the taking of a non-intimate sample from an adult who does not
consent − Whether sample can only be taken during the “investigative stage”
before a defendant has been charged and placed before the court − Interpretation
of Sections 2, 15, 20 and 25 of the Act.

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