Tag:civil asset forfeiture

  • U.S. steps up use of civil asset forfeiture, which is illegal in N.C.

    It soon will be easier for the feds to take your property, even if you’re not convicted of a crime. U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced Wednesday that federal law officials will expand civil asset forfeiture, meaning they can more easily take your property without pressing criminal charges or following state laws. Civil asset forfeiture laws are the…

  • Civil asset forfeiture can threaten property rights

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 738: Civil asset forfeiture allows law enforcement agencies to take property from people suspected of illegal activity, even if they never face criminal charges. The process is open to abuse. Darpana Sheth, senior attorney with the Institute for Justice, explains why civil asset…

  • Attorney: Feds abusing asset forfeiture to harass business owner

    The federal government committed a “massive violation of the Fourth and Fifth Amendments” by seizing nearly $5 million, 40 vehicles, and four properties of a Greensboro small business owner while also breaching laws and federal policies controlling civil asset forfeiture cases, then hiding court actions it filed against Roderick Jessup,…