criminal forfeiture

criminal forfeiture
The taking by the government of property because of its involvement in a crime; e.g. an automobile used to smuggle narcotics; gun used in hunting without license or out of season.
See e.g. 18 U.S.C.A. No. 982; 21 U.S.C.A. No. 853.
See also confiscate

Black's law dictionary. . 1990.

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