Selected State Statutes: Montana
46-6-603. Partner or family member assault -- seizure of weapon
(1) A peace officer who responds to a call relating to partner or family member assault shall seize the weapon used or threatened to be used in the alleged assault.
(2) The responding officer may, as appropriate:
(a) take reasonable action necessary to provide for the safety of a victim and any other member of the household;
(b) transport or arrange for the transportation of the victim and any other member of the household to a safe location; and
(c) assist a victim and any other member of the household to remove necessary personal items.
(3) A weapon seized under this section may not be returned to the offender until acquittal or until the return is ordered by the court.
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