|Our Private Collection of
Reference Materials on Asset Forfeiture - New section!
Contains online versions of the two most useful "almost-banned DOJ
publications" and excerpts from FEAR's Asset Forfeiture Defense
Manual and supporting material - available only to FEAR members.
|Brief Bank Index
- by Type of Motion, Brief or Pleading - (lists
all the motions & briefs in our Brief Bank - approximately 85 of
them) Contains new items just added today!
|Brief Bank Index - by Issue - (Note: this index has not yet been
updated to include new motions and briefs added in the past year)
Note to users of the FEAR Brief Bank: The Brief Bank contains primarily federal motions, pleadings and briefs, but a few are from various states. If you adapt a federal pleading to a state forfeiture case, or vice versa, please research the applicable law carefully. See the FEAR Law Library for links to federal and state statutes. The requirements for motions and pleadings vary dramatically -- check the local rules for your court to get the proper format and additional requirements. State courts often have different names for various things, and procedure may vary substantially -- so do your homework when adapting a motion or brief to another jurisdiction.
Please note that some of the motions and pleadings
predate CAFRA (effective August 23, 2000). If CAFRA changed the
law and procedure in
your category of forfeiture cases, then you'll need to use the CAFRA
version, if there is one. The pre-CAFRA pleadings which we
left on the website can be modified for use in non-CAFRA "Customs
carve-out" cases. Figure
out whether your case is a "CAFRA case" or a "non-CAFRA case" --
and then choose
the appropriate version of the sample pleading.