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Asset Forfeiture: What to do when police seize your property

by Brenda Grantland Esq. & Judy Osburn

On October 7, 2011 Forfeiture Endangers American Rights Foundation released a new Ebook, available in all Ebook formats: including Kindle, Nook, Ipad, browser, pdf and online readers.

Asset Forfeiture: What to do when police seize your property explains in detail the federal forfeiture process
civil and criminal. It tells how to qualify for a court-appointed attorney, and what to do if you are forced to represent yourself.

The book is outlined in a simple question and answer format, with citations to statutes and cases, including links to FEAR's law library and other free internet resources for legal research. It includes a link to a step-by-step video which explains how to prepare a Claim and Answer.

Every forfeiture victim needs this book. Criminal defense lawyers need it too, to avoid giving incorrect advice to their clients faced with forfeiture proceedings.

Asset forfeiture has risen from an obscure concept in the mid-1980s to a whopping profit-making industry for law enforcement agencies. Over 400 federal statues now trigger forfeiture, and every state has its own statutes as well. These statutes allow police to seize property - not just from criminal defendants, but from third parties such as parents, spouses, landlords, and lien-holders. Because there is no requirement that anyone be charged, much less convicted, large numbers of forfeiture cases are not even connected to a criminal proceeding.

The Appendix contains the complete text of several of the most important forfeiture procedural statute. These procedures are explained in the text, with links to the statutes.

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Asset Forfeiture: What to do when
              police seize your property by Brenda Grantland Esq. &
              Judy Osburn

FEAR's Asset Forfeiture Defense Manual - 500 page paperback, $119 plus $12 shipping/handling.

Forfeiture victims and forfeiture defense lawyers need this book!  It's big -- 500 pages in 8-1/2 X 11" format, in 11 point type, with  2,629 footnotes.   Even though it was published in January 2002, the law is still up to date.  It's comprehensive. And "it's readable!" -- said attorney Jody Neal-Post.  Forfeiture victims trying to represent themselves pro se need this book -- particularly inmates, who don't have access to adequate research tools.   It's paperback -- and we've never had any trouble getting the prisons to accept copies sent to prisoners -- as long as they're mailed directly from the publisher (FEAR).

To order the manual, buy it online from this website using PayPal, or send a check or money order for $119 plus $12 for postage/handling and sales tax, if applicable to FEAR Manual, 20 Sunnyside, Suite A-419, Mill Valley, CA 94941. (California residents (that is, book orders sent to California addresses) must add appropriate sales tax. Nonprofit organizations and government agencies may avoid paying the sales tax by sending along a photocopy of their state tax exemption notice.)

Profits from the sale of these publications help keep FEAR afloat -- so you're helping the cause while you help yourself!
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FEAR's fully indexed and cross referenced Brief Bank II & Private Collection contains over 200 sample pleadings, motions, briefs, sample discovery requests, and research resources.  You can join online using Paypal.  Your password and user ID will be emailed to you within 24 hours after we receive your payment.  Call if you need it sooner.

Forfeiture 101 is a Continuing Legal Education DVD course that enables defense attorneys to effectively expand their practices to meet the needs of the vastly increasing number of victims of the government's ever-broadening overreach for assets and money judgments.

Lawyers taking on their first forfeiture case suddenly find that law school never prepared them for the maze of complex proceedings that strictly adhere to Supplemental Rules for Admiralty or Maritime Claims and Asset Forfeiture Actions, further complicated by CAFRA reforms that apply to some forfeiture proceedings and not to others. Forfeiture victims will find this DVD to be a  godsend – especially those forced to represent themselves because they can't afford counsel.

This entertaining and informative two-hour DVD serves as a crash (or refresher) course in forfeiture law, as well as an interactive computer research tool.  Pop the DVD in your computer and click the menu for the chapter you need to research. As you listen to a narrative overview of the issues, you can pause at any time and note the case and statute citations that appear on the screen accompanying the narration. Forfeiture 101 is the first in a series of  FEAR's clear, concise and informative DVD courses on substantive forfeiture law and procedure.

FEAR's Forfeiture 101:
Chapter 1: Dangerous Misconceptions About Forfeiture
Chapter 2: Historical Origins of Forfeiture's Quirky Procedures
Chapter 3: The Ever-Growing Number of Forfeiture Laws
Chapter 4: Defenses Against Forfeiture
Chapter 5: Which Track: Civil or Criminal Forfeiture?
Chapter 6: Civil Forfeiture: A Torturous, Treacherous Trail
Chapter 7: A Fork in the Path:  CAFRA or Customs Procedures?
Chapter 8: An Alternate Route: Criminal Forfeiture  
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Forfeiture 101 DVD
Or save even more with FEAR's special introductory forfeiture package deal:
Forfeiture 101 DVD with Asset Forfeiture Defense Manual, plus a one-year subscription to FEAR's Brief Bank for only $300 plus $12 shipping.

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FEAR Foundation Journal - This out-of-print 20-page newsletter contains scholarly analysis of recent cases and trends in asset forfeiture law.  2003 edition of the Foundation Journal is available for (free) download from  this website. 

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