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§ 15A‑270.  Post‑testprocedures.

(a)        Notwithstanding anyother provision of law, upon receiving the results of the DNA testing conductedunder G.S. 15A‑269, the court shall conduct a hearing to evaluate theresults and to determine if the results are unfavorable or favorable to thedefendant.

(b)        If the results ofDNA testing conducted under this section are unfavorable to the defendant, thecourt shall dismiss the motion and, in the case of a defendant who is notindigent, shall assess the defendant for the cost of the testing.

(c)        If the results ofDNA testing conducted under this section are favorable to the defendant, thecourt shall enter any order that serves the interests of justice, including anorder that does any of the following:

(1)        Vacates and setsaside the judgment.

(2)        Discharges thedefendant, if the defendant is in custody.

(3)        Resentences thedefendant.

(4)        Grants a new trial. (2001‑282, s. 4.)