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NCJ Number: 134223 Find in a Library
Title: Enhancing the Forfeiture Remedy: Planning Real Property Seizures
Journal: Asset Forfeiture Bulletin  Dated:(November 1991)  Pages:1-4
Author(s): S DeNelsky
Corporate Author: Police Executive Research Forum (PERF)
United States of America
Date Published: 1991
Page Count: 4
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Document: PDF
Type: Survey
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Guidelines outlined in "Forfeiture of Real Property: An Overview," based on both Florida and Federal forfeiture laws, are reviewed to help enforcement personnel plan the seizure of real property.
Abstract: Law enforcement agencies who plan carefully can readily implement real property forfeiture as a productive means of combatting narcotic traffickers. Agencies that target real property need to devise an overall strategy for handling forfeitures and to include in their blueprint guidelines for determining whether to seize property, for handling and maintaining seized property, for prosecuting forfeiture cases, and for disposing of forfeited assets. The first step in planning a forfeiture of real property is to determine whether to seize a particular parcel. This decision needs to be based on several factors: ultimate value of the seized property, cost of pursuing the case, and the expense of managing and disposing of the property. A warrant to seize property is not needed under most forfeiture statutes yet is desirable. Guidelines also address the process of seizing property, which begins by filing a complaint or petition, litigation, and some additional considerations.
Main Term(s): Forfeiture; Forfeiture law
Index Term(s): Criminal justice agencies; Lawsuits; Search and seizure; State laws
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