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Changes to Asset Forfeiture Laws Effective July 1, 2018

5/21/2018 4:38:00 PM



Sweeping changes were made to all of Illinois Asset Forfeiture statutes effective July 1, 2018. 

Asset Forfeiture Law Update Training Scheduled for Freeport, IL on June 19, 2018 from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. 

Notice requirements, filing deadlines, proof of service, seizure thresholds, awarding of property, and burdens of proof have all changed, and a new reporting requirement has been added.

These changes impact how officers need to investigate cases in the field and how prosecutors litigate cases in the courtroom.  Law enforcement officers and prosecutors will need to change the way these cases are handled if Asset Forfeiture will be a component in any cases your agency investigates or prosecutes after July 1, 2018.

This course will provide law enforcement officers and prosecutors an understanding of forfeiture law in Illinois and how to successfully incorporate the forfeiture component into criminal investigations and prosecutions.  After reviewing applicable statutes, the course will cover practical implementation of those statutes through real world examples.  Additionally, techniques for locating assets and building financial cases will be discussed.

This course will be useful for patrol officers; officers in specialized units such as narcotics, gangs or financial crimes; command staff; and agency policymakers. For those individuals who have already attended a forfeiture training, this course will broaden your ability to implement forfeiture law into your investigations and capture previously untouched assets of criminal enterprises. 

You can register on the MTU1 website here

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