FLORIDA CONTRABAND PROCEDURES ACT or How the State can seize your assets in civil forfeiture proceedings.

We have a new procedure in the Second Judicial Circuit!

Since my last post, I just want to say how happy I am that in the Second Judicial Circuit we now have an update procedure announced in Administrative Order 2017-11.

Unfortunately, my success with petitioning our local circuit may dry up my future business prospects, but that is the price you pay when you care about justice. I was very happy to say that all parties involved realized that there was a problem and that our Circuit needed a uniform approach and the wisdom of our Judiciary made it so that the forfeiture procedures are in accord with the principles of justice.

Essentially, it is going to be a lot harder for law enforcement to seize and forfeit one's assets without hurdling a higher standard of proof.

In the unlikely event that you or your friends and family have an asset in a forfeiture proceeding, please contact our firm immediately. There are still very strict time-limits involved in contesting the forfeiture!


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