Sage of Seattle wrote:Don't threaten, get yourself an attorney in the area and have them file a motion of return. That is what lawyers do.So: who else could I contact Friday morning/afternoon in the chain of command? If I were to threaten to get an attorney to represent me in this matter, how would one suggest I phrase it?
Depending on the laws of Washington, they have already sold, destoryed, or used the material in "other operations". There is also the possiblibility that the prosocuter is keeping it for possible evidence in a future or current case against you.
To be a parrot, unless you know how to do all the hoops, get an attorney - that's what they are there for.
Also, remember anything you say while trying to get these back could be used to build a case against you if they do not have one already "Anything you say can and WILL be used against you."