Is That Even Legal?

The Government Can Take Your Property Even When YOU ARE NOT accused of a crime with Paul Avelar

July 13, 2020 Attorney Robert Sewell
Is That Even Legal?
The Government Can Take Your Property Even When YOU ARE NOT accused of a crime with Paul Avelar
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Is That Even Legal?
The Government Can Take Your Property Even When YOU ARE NOT accused of a crime with Paul Avelar
Jul 13, 2020
Attorney Robert Sewell

The stories will shock you. Laws meant to get back ill-gotten goodies from the crimes of pirates and drug lords are now used to take property from common citizens, even from those who are not charged with crimes! To the tune of $4.5 billion annually.
 
Through civil asset forfeiture, federal and state-level law enforcement seize private property from owners they merely suspect are related to some criminal activity and sometimes from owners who are not suspected of criminal activity. Examples of seized property include cash, vehicles, and even homes. No charges or convictions are required for police to confiscate this property - Is That Even Legal?
 
 Bob Interviews Paul Avelar, Managing Attorney of the Institute for Justice Arizona Office about the crazy case of an elderly couple, their son...and their car.

 

Show Notes

The stories will shock you. Laws meant to get back ill-gotten goodies from the crimes of pirates and drug lords are now used to take property from common citizens, even from those who are not charged with crimes! To the tune of $4.5 billion annually.
 
Through civil asset forfeiture, federal and state-level law enforcement seize private property from owners they merely suspect are related to some criminal activity and sometimes from owners who are not suspected of criminal activity. Examples of seized property include cash, vehicles, and even homes. No charges or convictions are required for police to confiscate this property - Is That Even Legal?
 
 Bob Interviews Paul Avelar, Managing Attorney of the Institute for Justice Arizona Office about the crazy case of an elderly couple, their son...and their car.