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How to Protect Yourself from Civil Forfeiture

In New Jersey, law enforcement is permitted to seize property that is related to or derived from a crime. Civil forfeiture is common in drug crime cases, weapons crime cases, racketeering cases, and white-collar crime cases. Property subject to civil forfeiture in New Jersey includes: Homes Vehicles Financial Accounts Businesses When the government wins in…

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New Jersey to Track Money and Property Seizures

New Jersey recently passed a law that requires comprehensive disclosure and transparency for the state’s civil asset forfeiture system. Under New Jersey’s civil forfeiture system, prosecutors and law enforcement authorities can use the civil courts to confiscate property that they believe is associated in some way with criminal activity.  Under the law, county prosecutors must…

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