Seizure occurs when the government or its agent removes property from an individual's possession as a result of unlawful activity or to satisfy a judgment entered by the court.
Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary
The taking of physical evidence or property by law enforcement officials. Seized evidence can include taking blood for a drug test to impounding a car used in a robbery. In most cases, the police must obtain a search warrant before they can seize personal property.
Definition provided by Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary.
August 19, 2010, 5:24 pm