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NCJ Number: 134607 Find in a Library
Title: Prosecution and Defense of Forfeiture Cases
Author(s): D B Smith
Date Published: 1991
Page Count: 1466
Sponsoring Agency: Matthew Bender and Co, Inc
Albany, NY 12204
Sale Source: Matthew Bender and Co, Inc
1275 Broadway
Albany, NY 12204
United States of America
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This supplemental volume provides case material and discussion to accompany a treatise on the prosecution and defense of forfeiture cases.
Abstract: This volume discusses the role of forfeiture in Federal law enforcement in terms of the traditional incarceration strategy and the advantages of civil forfeiture over criminal prosecution. The chapters on civil forfeiture cover the nature and origins of in rem forfeitures, the scope of civil forfeitures, civil forfeitures in narcotics cases and other civil forfeiture statutes, and administrative forfeitures. Other topics covered include agency authority to terminate or settle forfeiture proceedings, preserving the value of the property after seizure, commencement of civil forfeiture proceedings, pretrial and trial proceedings, and defenses to civil forfeiture. The second volume of this supplement deals with criminal forfeiture. It examines the nature and scope of criminal forfeiture and procedure in criminal forfeiture cases. A subsequent section analyzes administrative relief from forfeitures in the forms of remission and mitigation. The final chapter outlines State forfeiture statutes in New York, Florida, and Texas
Main Term(s): Forfeiture law
Index Term(s): Court procedures; Florida; New York; Texas
Note: Volumes 1 and 2
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