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Legal Statutes: Oklahoma

UPDATED May 25, 2017

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Protection from Domestic Abuse Act

back to top§ 60.8. Seizure and forfeiture of weapons used to commit act of domestic abuse

A. Each peace officer of this state shall seize any weapon or instrument when such officer has probable cause to believe such weapon or instrument has been used to commit an act of domestic abuse as defined by Section 60.1 of this title, provided an arrest is made, if possible, at the same time.

B. After any such seizure, the District Attorney shall file a notice of seizure and forfeiture as provided in this section within ten (10) days of such seizure, or any weapon or instrument seized pursuant to this section shall be returned to the owner.

C. The seizure and forfeiture provisions of Section 991a-19 of this title shall be followed for any seizure and forfeiture of property pursuant to this section. No weapon or instrument seized pursuant to this section or monies from the sale of any such seized weapon or instrument shall be turned over to the person from whom such property was seized if a forfeiture action has been filed within the time required by subsection B of this section, unless authorized by this section. Provided further, the owner may prove at the forfeiture hearing that the conduct giving rise to the seizure was justified, and if the owner proves justification, the seized property shall be returned to the owner. Any proceeds gained from this seizure shall be placed in the Crime Victims Compensation Revolving Fund.

Historical Data: Added by Laws 1993, HB 1521, c. 235, § 1, eff. September 1, 1993; Amended by Laws 2000, SB 1516, c. 370, § 10, emerg. eff. July 1, 2000 (superseded document available); Amended by Laws 2002, SB 1259, c. 443, § 2, emerg. eff. July 1, 2002 (superseded document available).