Asset Forfeiture: Practice and Procedure in State and Federal Courts

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American Bar Association, Jan 1, 2004 - Law - 289 pages
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Among the key strategies in taking the financial incentive out of criminal activity are freezing, seizing, and confication of assets--better known as asset forfeiture. This book is a how--to, practical guide to the common legal and practical issues faced by the asset forfeiture litigator.
  

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Contents

Forfeiture Terminology
1
Property Subject to Forfeiture
21
Seizure of Property for Civil Forfeiture
41
Initiation of Civil Forfeiture Proceedings
57
Civil Pretrial Motions
75
Civil Discovery
99
Civil Trial Proceedings
111
Criminal Forfeiture Proceedings
141
Disposition of Forfeited Property
171
Real Property Forfeitures
187
Constitutional Protections
199
Ethical Considerations
217
Table of Authorities
239
Selected Bibliography
283
About the Author
289
Copyright

Parallel Proceedings
159

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About the author (2004)

Dee R. Edgeworth teaches for several federal law enforcement agencies, including the U.S. Department of Justice, Criminal Division, Asset Forfeiture and Money Laundering Section; Federal Bureau of Investigation; Drug Enforcement Administration; and U.S. Department of Treasury. He is also the current chairman of the California District Attorneys Association Asset Forfeiture Training and Education Committee.

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