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NCJ Number: 119257 Find in a Library
Title: Section 12.03: Controlled Substances Forfeitures (From Contemporary Federal Criminal Practice: Volume 2 of The Comprehensive Crime Control Act of 1984, P 622-632, 1988, B. James George, Jr. -- See NCJ-119253)
Author(s): B J George Jr
Date Published: 1988
Page Count: 11
Sponsoring Agency: Prentice Hall Law and Business
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Sale Source: Prentice Hall Law and Business
855 Valley Road
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United States of America
Type: Legislation/Policy Description
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This section details legislative changes to drug forfeiture provisions made by the Federal Comprehensive Crime Control Act of 1984 and details proceedings authorized by the changes.
Abstract: The legislation enacted three major changes in drug forfeiture provisions. First, a new criminal forfeiture provision applicable to all felony drug cases was enacted, paralleling the drug forfeiture provisions in the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO). Second, civil forfeiture provisions in the Federal controlled substances laws were amended to permit forfeiture of real property in certain circumstances. Third, a requirement staying civil forfeiture proceedings until criminal proceedings are disposed of was enacted. The scope and requirements for a forfeiture order are detailed, along with specifics of protective orders, seizure warrants, and disposal procedures. 77 footnotes.
Main Term(s): Forfeiture law
Index Term(s): Crime Control Act of 1984; Drug law enforcement
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