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In Re $119,805 in U.S. Currency

Pima County, Ariz. police seize $120k from Florida man during traffic stop. He returns home and files claim for the money; he says he can’t afford to travel back for deposition. Arizona trial court: Come back in person. No depositions via telephone or videoconferencing. Man: I couldn’t do that (or comply with some other discovery requirements). Arizona appeals court: So you lose.


Tags: 2018, Arizona Court of Appeals, Civil Forfeiture, Police

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