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The United States Department of Justice asset forfeiture fund currently in year 2015 collected more than 1.3 billion dollars before 42 funds the Treasury Department which is separate from the DOJ has their own asset forfeiture fund which collected more than six hundred million dollars last year there was more than 300 million dollars distributed an equitable sharing this year and every local agency even as near as Tarrant County District Attorney's Office makes a lot of money Tarrant County nearly three million dollars in equitable sharing the conclusion that needs to be reached is that forfeiture is going to grow it is here to stay anytime there is a strap budget there's always going to be an incentive for forfeiture to increase and be on the rise there are some cases of abuse there are some cases where it is appropriate and I'm not the type of attorney and this isn't the kind of firm that throws bombs and says that the whole forfeiture apparatus is corrupt however we're sophisticated enough to know that behavior follows incentives and with that kind of money flying around lawyers should become better at defending these cases and not ignoring them for people find themselves in this situation whether they've had a piece of property seized or whether their kids property was seized or a company assets seized or is going to be seized they really need to get an attorney who understands more feature because forfeiture is based in admiralty law it's really kind of arcane it's not necessarily intuitive to attorneys it's important to find attorneys who know their way around and who know how to navigate forfeiture in the context of what also may be a criminal investigation and so with the money flying around and what's at stake forfeitures on the rise and becoming more important not support