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Article - Family Law




§4–511.

    (a)    When responding to the scene of an alleged act of domestic violence, as described in this subtitle, a law enforcement officer may remove a firearm from the scene if:

        (1)    the law enforcement officer has probable cause to believe that an act of domestic violence has occurred; and

        (2)    the law enforcement officer has observed the firearm on the scene during the response.

    (b)    If a firearm is removed from the scene under subsection (a) of this section, the law enforcement officer shall:

        (1)    provide to the owner of the firearm information on the process for retaking possession of the firearm; and

        (2)    provide for the safe storage of the firearm during the pendency of any proceeding related to the alleged act of domestic violence.

    (c)    At the conclusion of a proceeding on the alleged act of domestic violence, the owner of the firearm may retake possession of the firearm unless ordered to surrender the firearm under § 4-506 of this subtitle.