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Tejada v. Forfeiture of 2015 Cadillac Escalade Vin No: 1GYS4BKJ5FR157228

Massachusetts woman flees to Florida to get away from her family. She’s arrested, pleads guilty to two misdemeanors related to using a false name. Can the state forfeit her Cadillac Escalade, which she registered under the false name? Florida appeals court: That might be grossly disproportionate to the gravity of her offense. See Timbs v. Indiana.


Tags: 2019, Excessive Fines Clause, Florida District Court of Appeal, Forfeiture

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