Here in Illinois, the authorities use Palmer as a reference!
And since I have written affidavits of authenticity,...I am also a reference.
My titlebond appraisals often serve for the inspection step.
Illinois will not hold a suspicious machine for more than 30 days if no charges are filed. Our state ABATE can be thanked for that edict.
Your best means of dealing with the authorities may well be through a licensed dealer of good reputation, rather than an expensive lawyer.
The Man wants to nab perpetrators, not victims.