Inside Civil Asset Forfeiture


Inside Civil Asset Forfeiture

 

Published by LibertyPen

Published on Nov 23, 2014

Civil asset forfeiture means the confiscation of property by the government when it considers it a civil rather than a criminal case. Seizure occurs when the government takes property. Forfeiture means the legal title is transferred to the government. Assistant Prosecutor Sean McMurtry explains how police departments profit from civil asset forfeiture. He shares various tactics that allow government to seize citizen property even in the absence of criminal charges.