Civil Asset Forfeiture: What To Do When You Face It

The topic of civil asset forfeiture has received considerable media attention in recent years. National news outlets such as the New Yorker, PBS Frontline, the Washington Post, and even HBO’s Last Week Tonight with John Oliver have commented on the controversial practice, which allows the government to forfeit (i.e., permanently take) privately-owned property involved in criminal activity without charging the property owner with a crime.