By LaDoris Cordell, Special to The Mercury News
Posted: 06/02/2016 07:09:46 PM PDT | Updated: about 19 hours ago
Police officers force their way into your home; they believe that you possess illegal drugs for sale. They arrest you, and they seize your computer, your cash , and your valuable coin collection. The charges against you are dropped; you are innocent.
When you request the return of your property, you learn that it has been permanently forfeited and dispersed via civil asset forfeiture.