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.

DKT Liberty Project Supports innocent store staff in Norman, Oklahoma case

April 11, 2017

In 2016, local police in Norman, Oklahoma raided The Friendly Market, taking glass smoking pipes and all of the cash in the register on the grounds that they of violated OK’s drug paraphernalia statues and eventually forcing the store out of business. The DKT Liberty Project, an organization promoting individual liberty against government encroachment, is Read the full article…

Liberty Project Intervenes, Government Drops All Criminal Charges

March 15, 2017

In August of 2015, Paul Jones and his 19-year-old son, Grayson, were driving from Georgia to California when they were pulled over by the California Highway Patrol on Interstate 80 near Truckee, California. The officer alleged that their car was “straddling the white line” on the right-hand side of the road. The police video did Read the full article…

Houston Chronicle: Civil Asset Forfeiture Needs Stricter Rules

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”

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

November 29, 2016

In the following article from, 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…