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What Is the Difference between Federal vs. State Asset Forfeiture

Both federal and state governments rely on asset forfeiture to curb criminal activity, particularly white-collar crimes, organized crime, and drug crimes. The assets recovered are often used to develop law enforcement facilities or to pay restitution to...

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Recovering Your Assets After Forfeiture

Each year in the United States, law enforcement agencies seize and forfeit assets worth hundreds of millions of dollars. Property that can be forfeited include vehicles, airplanes, boats, real estate, cash, and securities.In some ways, asset forfeiture...

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What to Do When Your Packages are Seized Before They Arrive at Your Home

Asset forfeiture is confiscation of a person’s property and is considered a form of criminal justice that is typically applied to the alleged proceeds of a crime. This process is used for many terrorist activities, and drug-related crimes but can also...

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What to do When Your Cash is Seized at an Airport

Traveling may sound like a dream to many, but going through airport terminals, customs, and security checks can leave you exhausted. Enhanced security systems and deployment of security personnel make spending time at airports even more daunting. You...

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How Police Abuse Civil Asset Forfeiture and What You Can Do

Civil asset forfeiture is a practice abused by the police and government officials as a popular means of raising revenue and has become the subject of widespread criticism. Courts are now opening their doors to new legal arguments when police or the...

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How Bankruptcy Affects Asset Forfeiture

The topic of asset forfeiture is not uncommon in legal defenses, criminal prosecutions, and law enforcement. Bankruptcy is another topic that is usually debated within the judiciary system. Bankruptcy could and does affect asset forfeiture. Asset...

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Probable Cause on 4 Legs (AKA drug-sniffing dogs)

Let's talk about drug-sniffing dogs. It's truly a crime to have them giving police "probable cause" to search someone's car, house or person. Dogs sniff pretty much any and everything. Some have a sense of smell 100 times that of a human. I walk my dogs...

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Why Hire an Asset Forfeiture Attorney?

If you have lost property or money to the government, you will want to hire an Asset Forfeiture attorney to help have it returned to you. This quasi-criminal process done by the government takes control of your property as they claim it is somehow...

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The Police Seized My Money Now What Do I Do?

It seems impossible. You are walking through LAX and get stopped by the airport police. They ask you if you have any cash on you. You tell them you do. You also tell them it is from a sale you made on Ebay and you are bringing it home to your mom for...

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