What You Need to Know About Forfeiture:

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The American justice system is based around a simple yet powerful concept: “innocent until proven guilty.” The presumption of innocence ensures that citizens are given a fair shake. But in many states across the country, innocent Americans are being penalized for crimes they’ve never committed – sometimes at the expense of losing their cars and homes – without ever being charged with a crime, being heard by a judge, and without an opportunity to defend themselves. How is this happening? Through a process called civil asset forfeiture. What Is Civil Asset Forfeiture? Through civil asset forfeiture, law enforcement can seize property from a citizen based only on their suspicion that …