A new Florida law now makes it more difficult for police to seize assets and money from people who have been arrested for a criminal offense.
S.B. 1044, which amends the Florida Contraband Forfeiture Act, received bipartisan support from Florida lawmakers and was signed into law by Governor Scott in April 2016. The law took effect July 1, 2016.
If police confiscated your property following an arrest, you have important rights. Don’t hesitate to speak to a Miami criminal defense lawyer about your case.