Tennessee House committee advances civil asset forfeiture reform
(The Center Square) – A Tennessee House committee advanced legislation that would eliminate the requirement that someone post a $350 bond to appeal the seizure of assets seized via civil asset forfeiture.
Tennessee law permits police to seize money or assets if they have a preponderance of evidence that it was associated with criminal activity. Although money or assets can be taken without charging someone with a crime or giving that person a trial, current law requires a person post a $350 bond to appeal the seizure. Tennessee is one of three states with such a requirement.