Civil Asset Forfeiture Laws Overhauled to Check Police Power (Pt. 2)

January 31, 2015

Resuming Civil Asset Forfeiture Laws Overhauled to Check Police Power (Pt. 1), here, we will continue our discussion regarding these recent changes to federal statutes.

While the first part of this blog series focused on pointing out the changes to and support for these laws, below, we will take a closer look at the opposition to these changes, as well as what the changes in civil asset forfeiture laws can mean for you.

Opposition to the Changes in Civil Asset Forfeiture Laws

While changes to civil asset forfeiture laws may be good news for the public, contact us for help getting your assets back if they’ve been seized by authorities.

While changes to civil asset forfeiture laws may be good news for the public, contact us for help getting your assets back if they’ve been seized by authorities.

Of course, not everyone is happy with the recent changes to civil asset forfeiture laws, with some of the most notable opposition coming from various law enforcement officials and agencies. In fact, one of the primary reasons that these changes to civil asset forfeiture laws are so controversial is that they will end up impacting agencies’ budgets in a big way.

As the Washington Post has reported, these changes to civil asset forfeiture laws could end up impacting law enforcement agencies’ budgets by as much as 20 percent.

As Bill Johnson, the executive director of the National Association of Police Organizations, has explained, “there is some grave concern about the possible loss of significant funding while local police and state police are being asked to do more and more each year.”

How the Changes in Civil Asset Forfeiture Laws Can Impact You

While this discussion regarding the changes to civil asset forfeiture laws has been interesting so far, here’s how these changes may impact you:

  • If you are stopped and/or questioned by police, your cash and assets should legally not be seized by law enforcement authorities unless they have warrants to do so and/or you have already been charged with a crime.
  • If your assets have been seized illegally or you need help getting your assets back after a legal seizure, don’t hesitate to contact the Montgomery and Birmingham asset forfeiture lawyers at Joe M. Reed & Associates LLC for experienced help and the best possible outcomes to your case.

Montgomery and Birmingham Asset Forfeiture Attorneys at Joe M. Reed & Associates LLC

Have your assets been seized by law enforcement officials? Or have you received a notice of authorities’ intent to seize your assets? If so, you can count on the Montgomery and Birmingham asset forfeiture lawyers at Joe M. Reed & Associates LLC to be aggressive advocates for your rights. For more than 16 years, we have been committed to the pursuit of justice in every case we oversee, and our experience, dedication and extensive knowledge of the law makes us effective at helping our clients obtain the best possible outcomes to their important legal matters.

Contact Us Today

You are invited to attend an initial consultation to discuss your case and learn more about your rights. To set up this meeting today, call us at (334) 834-2000, or email us using the contact form at the top of this page. Initial consultations are free in most cases, and evening and weekend appointments are available for your convenience.

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