In the following article from Salina.com, Attorney David B. Smith, of Alexandria, Va., confirms the DKT Liberty Project has agreed to pay civil asset forfieture victim’s legal expenses based on the circumstances under which he was detained and his money was taken.
A.C. Bushnell, program director for The DKT Liberty Project, said situations like Franco’s are “very common” across the nation, but most people remain unaware that civil forfeiture proceedings allow money and property to be seized even when a person has never been convicted of a crime. He said that last year, for the first time, the amount seized by law enforcement exceeded the amount stolen in robberies nationwide.
“We do this because we think the civil forfeiture laws have gone way wrong, and we want to push back,” Bushnell said.
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