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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