The government position in Civil Asset Forfeiture is they do not have to prove you did anything.
In fact, even if you are charged with a crime and are acquitted by a jury, they still confiscate your property for legally people are never found “innocent”, they are found “not guilty.” This gives government the moral justification to just take your stuff.
The real interesting development is that states may legalize marijuana, but it remains a federal crime. They do not prosecute the people in those states, but for $10 of Marijuana (scroll down and watch all the videos) they can confiscate your house and never have to charge you. Police are pulling people over leaving states where they sell marijuana and if the police find marijuana in the car, there goes the car.
They get to confiscate your car for it is the marijuana that constitutes a crime – not you personally. What is yours, is really theirs.
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Livio S. Nespoli has been a broker, registered investment advisor, and financial publisher since 1985.