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Forfeiture Laws

  • By: LaJuana S. Davis
  • In: Encyclopedia of the Fourth Amendment
  • Edited by: John R. Vile & David L. Hudson Jr.
  • Subject:American Political History, American Political Thought, Law & Courts

Forfeiture is a legal proceeding that allows the government to seize assets that are the fruits of civil or criminal wrongdoing. Forfeiture prevents wrongdoers from profiting from their illegal activities or using those proceeds to further illegal schemes. Under forfeiture laws, ...

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