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Forfeiture and Double Jeopardy

This new book, of the same title, by attorneys Brenda Grantland, Jeffrey Steinborn and Reba Weiss is subtitled "How to turn prosecutorial overreaching into release of prisoners or return of seized property." The Attorneys are experts in the field of forfeiture law and have argued several prominent cases on this issue. This 103 page book will be invaluable to anyone litigating forfeiture cases, whether pro se or Attorneys.

The book clearly and concisely explains the double jeopardy principles that require prosecutors to either press criminal charges or forfeit property and holds that doing both in separate proceedings is unconstitutional. A history of forfeiture and the legal principles underlying it are clearly and carefully explained. While designed for litigants it is well written and easily understood by non-lawyers. Extensive case law is cited and a handy checklist is included so readers can determine if these principles apply to their case. Copies of key cases are part of the book as well.

Most question likely to arise are covered and answered by the authors. Copies are available for $40 each. Prisoners and forfeiture victims can purchase copies for only $20 post paid. The book is published and made available by Forfeiture Endangers American Rights, a national group dedicated to repealing and combating these oppressive forfeiture laws. For more information or to order copies of the book contact: FEAR, 265 Miller Ave. Mill Valley, CA. 94941 (415)388-8128. The new 2nd Edition is completed, with additional, clarified & expanded information by the winning lawyer of U.S. v McCaslin, 863 F Supp 1299 (WD Wash 1994) and now joint defense for U.S. v. $405,089.23, 33 F3d 1210 (9th Cir 1994) by Law Offices of Jeffrey Steinborn, 30th Fl, Smith Tower, Seattle, WA. 98105-2321, (206) 622-5117

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