12 Alerts From the civil asset forfeiture Tag


Predatory Towing Not Just an Inconvenience: NMA E-Newsletter #539

Cities tow cars for many reasons. They are often towed when doubled parked or left in front of a fire hydrant. If there are too many parking tickets, cities will often boot first, and if the driver does not pay the tickets in a certain amount of time, the boot comes off, and the vehicle […]

Missouri Members: Help rescue House Bill 444, Asset Forfeiture legislation, from State Rules Committee limbo

Dear Missouri NMA Member, Two key issues that the NMA is focusing on at the federal level are 1) prohibiting federal funding of state traffic enforcement campaigns based on ticket quotas, and 2) urgently needed reform of civil asset forfeiture (CAF) laws. Regarding the latter, motorists have become prime targets of property seizures by state […]

An Eye on Recent Motorist Rights Court Cases, Part 1: NMA Weekly E-Newsletter #529

Motorist rights cases have made news and even history recently. There have been so many as of late, we are dedicating two separate newsletters to provide some insight on the legal rulings that are affecting drivers around the country. This week’s newsletter focuses on recent rulings and pending US Supreme Court and federal court cases. […]

The Push for Civil Asset Forfeiture Heating Up

Momentum is building behind one of the NMA’s most important legislative initiatives: Enacting civil asset forfeiture (CAF) laws to prevent law enforcement agencies from seizing (and profiting from) the property of citizens ─ often motorists ─ who have not been convicted of an underlying crime. Under Attorney General Jeff Sessions, the Department of Justice has […]

Down the Rabbit Hole with Civil Asset Forfeiture: NMA E-Newsletter #494

As one of the NMA’s current national issues, Civil Asset Forfeiture or CAF is a program that allows the government at all levels to confiscate cash, cars and even homes from people who are suspected of criminal activity. Even if you are ruled innocent, your property is not necessarily returned; a trip to civil court […]