NE: Def’s DNA taken in prison for a felony conviction could be used in a new prosecution, and def counsel wasn’t ineffective for not challenging it

Defendant was convicted of a sex crime and was required by statute to give a DNA sample thereafter. That DNA sample linked him to the current offense. His lawyer wasn’t ineffective for not challenging its use in his case because it was reasonable and not a violation of the Fourth Amendment under Maryland v. King. State v. Weathers, 304 Neb. 402 (Nov. 8, 2019).

Defendant challenged only one of three stops that resulted in his conviction, and that one was waived by the guilty plea without a reservation of it being a conditional plea. The waiver by plea was knowing and voluntary. United States v. Hall, 2019 U.S. App. LEXIS 33673 (10th Cir. Nov. 12, 2019).*

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