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Issue Briefs

Civil Asset Forfeiture

Subjects
Civil Law
Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
Published
08/09/2017

Recent federal policy changes have increased public awareness of asset forfeiture, a process through which a law enforcement agency can seize property that may have been involved in a criminal action.  While federal policy affects federal seizures in the state, Colorado law governs how state and local agencies participate in seizure actions.  This issue brief summarizes Colorado and federal civil asset forfeiture laws.

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