Forensic Procedures

In this section you will find information about the taking of forensic material (fingerprints and photographs) for the purpose of identifying a person to a court. The section outlines other forensic procedures that may be carried out for the purpose of obtaining evidence against a person who is already identified as a suspect, including the taking of DNA samples.

The law relating to the power of police to obtain DNA evidence is complex.  If you have difficulty understanding the procedures set out on this page please contact us.


If you suspect that you may be under investigation, or if you have been charged with an offence, it is vital to get competent legal advice as early as possible. Our lawyers are highly specialised in criminal law and will be able to guide you through the process while dealing with the various authorities related to your matter.


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