Civil forfeiture laws allow the government to take cash, cars, homes and other property suspected of being involved in criminal activity. Unlike criminal forfeiture, with civil forfeiture, the property owner doesn’t have to be charged with, let alone convicted of, a crime to permanently lose his property.
Once your property has been seized by the government there is a byzantine process to get it back. See the steps and pitfalls for navigating a federal forfeiture case in this comprehensive overview.
Civil forfeiture laws allow the government to take cash, cars, homes and other property suspected of being involved in criminal activity.
NEW YORK—Today, the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals held that a Rochester woman is entitled to make her case in front of a judge […]
ATLANTA—Beating federal prosecutors in court is no easy task. But Brian Moore’s attorneys did just that when they helped him stop the civil forfeiture of […]
ARLINGTON, Va.—Today, two victims of civil forfeiture joined with the Institute for Justice (IJ) to file an amicus brief in a case before the United […]
WASHINGTON—The House Judiciary Committee unanimously approved H.R. 1525, the Fifth Amendment Integrity Restoration (FAIR) Act, which would enact a major overhaul of federal civil forfeiture […]
ARLINGTON, Va.—Today, Nevada Gov. Joe Lombardo signed AB 350, a bill that will increase transparency in the state’s forfeiture process—a process through which police seize […]
The Texas House of Representatives has passed HB 2992―a bill that increases transparency of property seizures, forfeitures, and expenditures of proceeds under state and federal forfeiture laws. […]