One of the most controversial elements of criminal investigations is the practice of asset forfeiture. This is the law that gives police permission to seize money, cars and other property they believe was involved in or the result of a crime. The intent of the law was initially to de-incentivize criminal enterprises.
However, over time, the process has been abused and manipulated; in some states, you don't even need to be arrested or charged with a crime to lose your property. Many states, including Florida, have passed bills to make asset forfeiture more difficult, but the fact is that asset forfeiture is still a very real problem for Americans. And Attorney General Jeff Sessions just announced plans to actually increase these efforts.