forfeiture

Civil Forfeiture Claimants Entitled to Notice of Right to Counsel

Although civil forfeiture claimants are not entitled to court-appointed counsel, they must be notified of their right to obtain counsel, the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court held in Com. v. Real Property and Improvements at 2338 N. Beechwood St.

By | April 6th, 2016|Categories: Constitutional Law, Criminal Law|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Civil Forfeiture Claimants Entitled to Notice of Right to Counsel

Commonwealth Court Rejects “Forfeiture Entrapment” Defense

Using one’s vehicle as collateral in a drug deal at the insistence of law enforcement does not give rise to an entrapment defense to forfeiture of the vehicle, the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court held in Com. v. Black 2009 Ford Mustang.

By | November 2nd, 2015|Categories: Administrative Law, Constitutional Law|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Commonwealth Court Rejects “Forfeiture Entrapment” Defense

Full Forfeiture of Bail Bond Justified in Fulton County Murder-Suicide Case

Full forfeiture of a bail bond was warranted where the surety failed to contact the defendant in any manner following his release, the Superior Court ruled in In re Hann.

By | April 8th, 2015|Categories: Criminal Law|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Full Forfeiture of Bail Bond Justified in Fulton County Murder-Suicide Case

Supreme Court Case — Commonwealth v. Allen

A recent decision by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court clarified certain procedural requirements in civil forfeiture cases.

By | February 22nd, 2015|Categories: Civil Litigation, Criminal Law|Tags: , |Comments Off on Supreme Court Case — Commonwealth v. Allen