N.Y. Criminal Procedure Law Section 690.55
Search warrants

  • disposition of seized property


Upon receiving property seized pursuant to a search warrant, the court must either:


Retain it in the custody of the court pending further disposition thereof pursuant to subdivision two or some other provision of law; or


Direct that it be held in the custody of the person who applied for the warrant, or of the police officer who executed it, or of the governmental or official agency or department by which either such public servant is employed, upon condition that upon order of such court such property be returned thereto or delivered to another court.


A local criminal court which retains custody of such property must, upon request of another criminal court in which a criminal action involving or relating to such property is pending, cause it to be delivered thereto.

Source: Section 690.55 — Search warrants; disposition of seized property, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/CPL/690.­55 (updated Sep. 22, 2014; accessed Dec. 2, 2023).

Dec. 2, 2023

Last modified:
Sep. 22, 2014

§ 690.55’s source at nysenate​.gov

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