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RWG Has Achieved an Important Victory

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01.20.2022

T. Peter Pierce and Richards, Watson & Gershon have achieved an important victory in the Court of Appeal.

The ruling, in Folsom Police Department v. Coleman, establishes that trial courts must give law enforcement agencies an evidentiary hearing when they confiscate weapons from persons detained for a mental health evaluation, and later seek a court order that those weapons should not be returned to their owner under the circumstances of the case.

Read the published opinion here.

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