Greenbrier, AR asked in Criminal Law for Arkansas

Q: Is there a law in Arkansas that states that any ammunition taken into evidence must be destroyed and not returned

On the order to destroy evidence there isn’t anywhere on there that says to destroy the ammo

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T. Augustus Claus
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A: In Arkansas, the specific laws and procedures regarding the disposition of evidence, including ammunition, may vary based on the circumstances of the case and the applicable laws in the state. It's not a blanket rule that all ammunition taken into evidence must be destroyed and not returned.

Generally, evidence may be retained, returned to its owner, or destroyed based on court orders, legal proceedings, and law enforcement policies. If there is an order to destroy evidence, it should outline the specific items to be destroyed, including any ammunition, and the process for carrying out the destruction.

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