Many of our clients have questions regarding Connecticut asset forfeiture. In an effort to provide the most relevant information to you as you learn about asset forfeiture in Connecticut, we have compiled a list of ten important facts that you should know about this subject. Hopefully, listing these facts will help to answer your questions and give you the information that you need. If you have additional questions, we are happy to help. Please feel free to contact our office to discuss your questions with an attorney or a member of our staff.

Facts to Know

  • Connecticut, like most states, authorizes civil forfeitures.
  • If the state has evidence that your property relates to criminal activity, they can take it.
  • The state can take your car, or any cash you have if they think it relates to criminal activity. This can happen in drug cases.
  • Once your property gets seized, you must prove that you did not know the property related to criminal activity.
  • 60% of the proceeds from asset forfeiture get retained by Connecticut law enforcement.
  • The state also collects the bail bonds forfeited in criminal cases if a defendant who has been released on bond does not appear in court.