H.3210 – Civil Asset Forfeiture Protection

Currently, when property is seized through civil asset forfeiture, law enforcement is permitted to keep the property indefinitely. H.3210 would provide that property seized through asset forfeiture must be returned after thirty days, if no criminal charges have been filed against the property owner. Also, the bill would not require the owner to prove he or she obtained the property legally and would not have to sign a liability waiver protecting law enforcement.

This bill also places cases in which the property seized does not exceed $7500 in magistrate court.

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