Automobile forfeiture statutes authorize confiscation of motor vehicles used to transport or conceal narcotics. The author analyzes the constitutional infirmities of such laws. He evaluates the applicability of procedural due process requirements to the seizure and confiscation of motor vehicles in light of recent cases and examines the trend towards increased protection for innocent owners.
Lipp, Mark N.
"Notes and Comments: Due Process in Automobile Forfeiture Proceedings,"
University of Baltimore Law Review: Vol. 3
, Article 7.
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