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|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.
Buy it now for only $5.99!
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
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|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
|Or save even
more with FEAR's special introductory forfeiture
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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