Feb 21, 2015

This week the New Hampshire House of Representatives heard testimony on HB 636, a bill to limit civil forfeiture.

Under civil forfeiture laws, police are allowed to seize property that may be connected to a crime, whether or not the property owner is convicted of the crime.  Law enforcement gets a cut of any profits from the property.

Jan 08, 2016

On Thursday, January 7 the New Hampshire House of Representatives voted to amend civil forfeiture laws in New Hampshire.

Apr 15, 2016

Having passed the House, HB 636, which seeks to limit civil forfeitures to people who have been convicted of a crime, is now being considered by the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Mar 09, 2017

If law enforcement officers seize a person’s property during an investigation, New Hampshire law requires a criminal conviction before that property is forfeited to the state.

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