5 Alerts From the CAF Tag


Missouri Members: Help rescue House Bill 444, Asset Forfeiture legislation, from State Rules Committee limbo

Dear Missouri oos Member, Two key issues that the oos is focusing on at the federal level are 1) prohibiting federal funding of state traffic enforcement campaigns based on ticket quotas, and 2) urgently needed reform of civil asset forfeiture (CAF) laws. Regarding the latter, motorists have become prime targets of property seizures by state […]

An Eye on Recent Motorist Rights Court Cases, Part 1: oos Weekly E-Newsletter #529

Motorist rights cases have made news and even history recently. There have been so many as of late, we are dedicating two separate newsletters to provide some insight on the legal rulings that are affecting drivers around the country. This week’s newsletter focuses on recent rulings and pending US Supreme Court and federal court cases. […]

Down the Rabbit Hole with Civil Asset Forfeiture: oos E-Newsletter #494

As one of the oos’s current national issues, Civil Asset Forfeiture or CAF is a program that allows the government at all levels to confiscate cash, cars and even homes from people who are suspected of criminal activity. Even if you are ruled innocent, your property is not necessarily returned; a trip to civil court […]

Civil Asset Forfeiture takes a Turn: oos E-Newsletter #449

Kentucky Senator Rand Paul recently wrote an editorial on civil asset forfeiture (CAF) and his opening paragraph says it all. “Innocent until proven guilty” is the bedrock of America jurisprudence. Civil asset forfeiture, a legal process in which government confiscates your property without a guilty verdict, turns that justice on its head. In mid-July, U.S. […]

Is Our Property Guilty until Proven Innocent? : oos E-Newsletter #388

Law Enforcement now using ERADs, seizing cash without an arrest, a warrant and due process. Life as a motorist in America is never easy. Not only do motorists have to contend with red-light cameras with sometimes shortened yellow lights, we have to deal with automated speed cameras, speed traps, road blocks, wolf pack ticket blitzing, […]