The end of civil asset forfeiture? US Supreme Court ruling has local PA advocates hopeful

Pennsylvania, the group says, has some of the most abusive civil asset forfeiture laws in the country.

“Civil forfeiture is essentially an end-run around the criminal justice system,” Sheh said. “It subjects people to punishment, but doesn’t afford them the right to the attorney, the right to have to be proved guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. Civil forfeiture undermines all of those guarantees.”