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For misdemeanor cases, the DA has up to a year to press charges. For felony charges, the DA has up to three years to press charges. However, after there has not been a conviction or a charge the property should be released. You will need to file a motion for return of property after making the appropriate demand upon the District Attorney's office as well as the police department who has your property. I caution you this will not be a quick process
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