David F. Stoddard | David F. Stoddard
This is up to the police or prosecutor. They can hold the items as evidence. However, if I were the prosecutor, and the items have been processed for finger prints, etc., then I would authorize the items to be returned. A photograph of the items would be sufficient to put in evidence at trial, or even and itemized list describing what was found and what was returned to you.
Answer Applies to: South Carolina
Bulman Law Associates PLLC Injury Law Firm | Thomas Bulman
Eventually. This sounds like a petty crime or a revocation on a prior beef, so they should be able to clear it. Three months is not that long if the Defendant waives his right to speedy trial, the first delay tactic.
Answer Applies to: Montana
Andrew T. Velonis, P.C. | Andrew Velonis
You can, but you may have to wait until the criminal case is concluded. Contact the District Attorneys office, find the person in charge of the case, ask the questions you need to ask, get a phone number that you can call back again, and call back every three weeks.
Answer Applies to: New York
Joneson & Michael, LLC | Rachel A. Michael
Typically, evidence can be released back to you if it is no longer necessary for the criminal prosecution and the items seized were not illegal (i.e. drugs, illegal weapons, contraband etc.). The law enforcement agency will usually need a release from the District Attorney's office before your property will be released back to you.
Answer Applies to: Colorado
Universal Law Group, Inc. | Francis John Cowhig
You need to contact the PD to determine the status of the case and whether your items are being held as evidence. They should be able to tell you the status of the case and when you can get your items back.
Answer Applies to: California
Law & Mediation Office of Jeffrey L. Pollock, Esq. | Jeffrey Lawrence Pollock
The police will need them as evidence for the prosecution. You can get them after the case is over.
Answer Applies to: Pennsylvania