Civil asset forfeiture is a corrupt practice in which law enforcement officers are entitled to seize the property of Georgia residents, often in the absence of a conviction. Petitioning for the return of their property can be more costly than the value of the goods in question.
Civil asset forfeiture can violate due process and can damage relations between the police and the communities they protect.
Did you know that the government in Georgia can take your property and not give it back? Under our current system, the government can:
· Take your property, without having to secure a conviction.
· Make you go through a lengthy legal process to get it back.
· Keep or sell your property, incentivizing misuse of the process.
This practice, called civil asset forfeiture, needs serious reform. Support reforming civil asset forfeiture - It is time to restore justice in Georgia!