Property booked in as evidence of a crime is held for 120 days past the date of sentencing for felony cases and 75 days for misdemeanors (if an arrest has been made). The Investigator or District Attorneys office may authorize the release of property earlier. However, this is on a case by case basis and the final decision must be approved by the D.A. and/or Investigations supervisor. If no arrest is made, evidence may be held for the statute of limitations or upon approval of the Officer and Investigations Sergeant. The Property/Evidence Specialist does not have the authority to release evidence on any open case.