Arresting officer and DA do not realize that serial numbers are the only way to track merchandise. UPC codes on the merchandise in this case, only point to the manufacturer and can be bought at several retail stores and online. We tried to get this across to the DA at the preliminary in general sessions court, but they think they can convict us on circumstantial evidence. The lawyer I had for the preliminary stated after the hearing that this was the weakest case he had ever seen. Then he asked for $6,000.00 for a retainer for criminal court. The arresting officer and DA are convinced that they know what store this merchandise came from that was found in my co-defendants vehicle, but do not have any evidence to support it. As my lawyer said in the preliminary, they are going on a hunch only. They are trying to bluff a plea bargain out of me and it's not going to happen. Basically, under the way this police department and DA operate, if you are stopped, and anything in your vehicle does not have a receipt for it, they will seize it and try to convict for theft of property. They seized everything down to a dog food bowl and underwear. Still in evidence after 8 months. They would auction it off if they win. Tried to seize my co-defendants truck, only thing that stopped them was the finance company. Thanks for your help.