Raise the burden of proof in civil asset forfeiture proceedings.
Current civil asset forfeiture laws allow law enforcement to seize an arrested individual’s assets without proving a crime was actually committed. Once useful, this practice now endangers individual rights and the integrity of law enforcement. Texas should raise the burden of proof in these proceedings to help improve police-community relations and protect individual rights.
- Overwhelming Majority of Texas Voters Oppose Civil Asset Forfeiture: February 2017
- Procedural Liberty and Asset Forfeiture: September 2020
- Property Rights in the Balance – Civil Asset Forfeiture in the 85th: March 2017