AG Sessions’ Policy on Adoptive Forfeitures

On July 19, 2017, Attorney General Sessions issued a Policy Directive revising the policy on the adoption of  state and local asset forfeiture cases by federal law enforcement agencies.  The policy revises the policy implemented in 2015 by former Attorney General Holder and allows federal agencies to resume adopting most state and local asset seizures for forfeiture under federal law, but with new limits and requirements that are applicable to warrantless seizures of small amounts of money where there is no pending state criminal prosecution.

AG Order 3946-2017

Asset Forfeiture Policy Directive 17-1