Model Legislation

Model Criminal Forfeiture Law

Replacing Civil Forfeiture and Ending Policing for Profit

Civil forfeiture laws represent one of the most serious assaults on cars, cash and other private property by government today. In most states, prosecutors do not have to charge you, let alone convict you, for you to lose your property.

Model Forfeiture Reporting Law

Providing Data to State Legislators to Monitor Forfeiture

Civil forfeiture—where the government can take and sell your property without ever charging you with a crime, let alone convicting you of one—is one of the greatest threats to property rights in the nation. 

Model Anti-Circumvention Forfeiture Law

Protecting State Sovereignty from Federal Forfeiture Overreach

Under civil forfeiture, law enforcement agencies can permanently confiscate your cash, car, or even your home, without convicting, or even charging you with a crime. Although some states have taken action to protect innocent property owners from forfeiture abuse, a loophole in forfeiture law still puts owners at risk.