Request for Removal from the DNA Database

1. How can I request removal from the DNA Database?

Your DNA sample was collected in accordance with state law (IC 10-13-6) for inclusion in the Combined DNA Index System (CODIS). CODIS is a national computer data base used by law enforcement to create leads for unsolved crimes.

In accordance with IC 10-13-6-18(c), a person whose DNA profile has been included in the Indiana DNA data base on the basis of the person's arrest for one (1) or more felonies may request removal of the profile from the DNA data base on the grounds that:

1) all of the person's felony convictions have been reversed and the cases dismissed; or

2) the person was acquitted of all the felony charges, or all of the felonies were converted to misdemeanors under IC 35-38-1-1.5 or IC 35-50-2-7; or

3) all felony charges against the person were dismissed.

A person to whom IC 10-13-6-18(c) applies may request DNA removal by obtaining a certified copy of a court order evidencing a basis for removal described in subdivisions (1) through (3) and transmitting the certified copy of the order with a copy of this completed form to the Indiana State Police.

In accordance with IC 10-13-6-18(d), a person whose DNA profile has been included in the Indiana DNA data base on the basis of the person's arrest for one (1) or more felonies may request removal of the profile from the DNA data base on the grounds that three hundred sixty-five (365) days have elapsed since the person's arrest and no felony charges have been filed against the person.

In accordance with IC 10-13-6-18(d), a person whose DNA profile has been included in the Indiana DNA data base on the basis of the person's arrest for one (1) or more felonies may request removal of the profile from the DNA data base on the grounds that three hundred sixty-five (365) days have elapsed since the person's arrest and no felony charges have been filed against the person.

A person to whom IC 10-13-6-18(d) applies must submit this completed form to the prosecuting attorney of the county in which the person was arrested.

NOTE: You do not qualify to have your DNA profile removed from CODIS if you have additional felony convictions that are not subject to IC 10-13-6-18(c)(1).

The Request for Removal from the DNA Database form.