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Month: December 2017

What Is Asset Forfeiture?

In some cases, when a person engages in illegal activity, a law enforcement agency, such as the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) will seize the individual’s assets. This process is referred to as “asset forfeiture.” According to the FBI, “Asset forfeiture is a powerful tool used by law enforcement agencies, including the FBI, against criminals and criminal organizations to deprive…

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Can a DUI Stop Bar Me from Security Clearance?

Are you planning to get a job that involves access to classified information, one that involves a security clearance? If so, you will have to pass a rigorous background investigation which takes a close look at your personal and professional conduct, your criminal history (if any), your financial behavior, your allegiance to the United States, your ability to respect the…

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DUI: Can the Police Search My Vehicle?

If you’re stopped by the police and they suspect that you’re driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, do they have the right to search your vehicle for an open container of alcohol, drugs, or stolen goods? What are your rights in the event of a warrantless search and seizure during a routine DUI stop? As a rule, warrantless…

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