On Seizure of Evidence
Lawfully held property can only be seized as evidence only temporarily
as an action in an ongoing investigation and trial (and not for longer
than two months total through the duration of ownership) and must be
returned in undamaged, undiminished condition. Furthermore, only that
property which is needed for the purpose of presentation in a trial
can be seized as evidence, only while it is material to the
investigation or trial, and a request by the owner of any property
seized on this basis that the property be presented in any trial must
be honored, if a matching request by the prosecution, defense, or
agents thereof, is lodged, whether or not the owner of the property is
a defendant in the trial.
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