My question involves criminal law for the state of: California
Hello expertlaw. I just recently been released after 30 days in the county jail for a misdemeanor charge. I have a question that has bothering me quite a lot lately...
When I was at the county jail during the booking process they sent me to the nurse's office for a TB test and they gave me a cotton swab to swab the inside of my cheek. Me being so scared that night never thought about asking what it was for. Was this to collect a DNA sample from me?
I am wondering a lot about it because I was not arrested for a felony nor have I ever been convicted of one. From my understanding, California law only require collection of DNA samples from those who have been arrested for a felony offense, not a misdemeanor.
Please can someone tell me what that was all about? Has this ever happened to anyone here?