1 likeWhile it was filed in civil court, it wasn't a "civil case." It was more likely a 8100 petition to retain and destroy a confiscated weapon. Service of the petition can be by mail to the address where the weapon was confiscated. If no response is filed within 30 days, the cops win by default and the weapon is either kept by the cops to use or it is destroyed. This isn't something you can set aside years later. The gun is gone.