Civil Asset Forfeiture


Under Civil Asset Forfeiture law, US citizens can often be subjected to having their money or property seized without having been even charged with a crime, let alone convicted of one. When police and law enforcement take property, with no trial, little due process, and sometimes no warning, it is up to the victim to hire a lawyer (if they can afford one) to try and get their property back.

The DKT Liberty Project believes that US citizens should not be considered guilty until proven innocent, and we are pushing back against civil forfeiture abuses by paying the attorney fees of victims and supporting efforts to get these laws reformed.


Houston Chronicle: Civil Asset Forfeiture Needs Stricter Rules

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December 29, 2016

If a dangerous street hoodlum demands and then flees with your wallet, the police will call that robbery.  But, if a police officer seizes your cash, car or other property on the mere suspicion that it is somehow connected to criminal activity – and without ever convicting or even charging you with a crime – Read the full article…

DKT Liberty Project fights to protect citizens from civil forfeiture laws and exposes “policing for profit”

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November 30, 2016

On March 24, 2016, 23-year old Salvador Franco and his girlfriend were confronted by a state trooper while stopped at a westbound rest area on I-70 in Kansas. What followed was a nightmare travesty of justice. Their individual freedom and civil liberties were clearly violated,” says Franco’s attorney, David B. Smith, of Alexandria Virginia. Under Read the full article…

DKT Covers Legal Fees in Asset Forfeiture Case

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November 29, 2016

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 Read the full article…