Arizona’s new forfeiture law passed in April will prevent innocent citizens from getting their belongings taken
The forfeiture laws have been very unfair to innocent citizens until recently when the new laws were passed by Governor Doug Ducey. Before the laws allowed police officers to take your belongings if they believe they could’ve been used in a crime and they got to keep them and use the money on whatever they wanted.
After the new forfeiture laws were passed in April it is now harder for police officers to seize these items without a criminal conviction. They also now have to return those items back to its owner by a certain amount of time if it does not meet the conditions for them to keep.
Brad Rideout of Rideout Law Group was thrilled to hear about the passing of the new forfeiture laws. Rideout calls it a “big win” for all property owners in the sense that the forfeiture laws are now more fair and no longer in favor of the state.
“Forfeiture allows the state to take cars, cash, and houses of people who are engaged in illegal activity,” Rideout said. “Previously it was easy for the state to take those items once they were seized; the rules were in favor of the state.”
If you would like to learn more about the recent passing of forfeiture laws check the link below to view a previous blog post when the bill was initially passed.
More information on Rideout Law can be found at: https://www.rideoutlaw.com
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