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My X-husband had a large amount of cash confiscated durring a search of his home. While he was incarcerated, a letter was sent to his home informing him that the DEA intended to keep the cash. Shouldn't the letter been sent to him at the facility at which he was being kept? When the mailed the letter he had not been convicted of a crime. Can they keep your belongings if you are not convicted? This occurred in Wisconsin.



Your question involves the federal forfeiture laws; you should talk to a criminal defense attorney to get your specific answers resolved about what procedures need to be followed and what possible remedies you have. Forfeiture is a civil proceeding with a different standard of proof but very closely tied to the criminal drug laws. If you don't know of a criminal defense attorney, the listings at this website might help you out.

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