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NCJ Number: 136907 Find in a Library
Title: Selected Drug Prosecution Topics
Corporate Author: Minnesota Cty Attorneys Assoc
United States of America
Date Published: 1991
Page Count: 90
Sponsoring Agency: Minnesota Cty Attorneys Assoc
St Paul, MN 55104
Type: Legislation/Policy Analysis
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: An update is presented of drug-related asset forfeiture law in Minnesota.
Abstract: Content includes a table of authorities grouped into Federal and State cases and U.S. Supreme Court review which covers confession, supremacy claus versus independent State grounds; exclusionary quartet; fourth, fifth, sixth, and fourteenth amendment issues; miranda warning; custody; interrogation; waiver; invocation; reinitiation; and remedy. Certain Minnesota State appellate decisions are highlighted, particularly their impact on law officers' ability to conduct stops and frisks in drug cases. Limitations and distinctions of the entrapment and due process defenses are examined. Highlights of the 1991 amendments to the Minnesota forfeiture law include an expansion of the definition of appropriate agency; amendment of forms to include English, Spanish, and Hmong languages; waiving of filing fee for property worth less than $500; provision of interpreters upon request; and liability of costs. A discussion of what can be forfeited covers forfeiture as a civil in rem action, administrative forfeitures, forfeiture in drug cases by summons and complaint, distribution of forfeited property, and forfeiture of rental property. A guide to prosecuting the civil lawsuit covers pleadings, discovery, settlement, and trial.
Main Term(s): Drug forfeiture; Forfeiture law
Index Term(s): Entrapment; Minnesota; State laws
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