Q: Can I receive my firearm back if it was taken for being under the influence but it isn’t stolen ?
A: Having a Handgun Carry Permit is irrelevant, unless procuring one is required by the DA to work out the Charge. But getting the weapon and ammunition returned can be difficult, at best. You need a competent attorney to represent you on the criminal charge, which if there is a conviction, will mess you up permanently. Hopefully you can work it out, get it Dismissed then Expunged, and then have you attorney move for return of your firearm. You will need a written Order, which you take to the LEO's at their Office or Evidence Room to get it back. Sometimes it is not worth the trouble to retrieve the weapon.
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