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Vehicle Forfeiture

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Definition - What does Vehicle Forfeiture mean?

Some state's legislatures authorize the state to ask drivers to forfeit their vehicle if they are arrested for a DUI offense and their driving privilege is already under suspension or has been cancelled due to prior DUI convictions or their vehicle has been used in connection with second degree or first degree DUI offenses. Vehicle forfeiture statutes have been upheld by the United States Supreme Court which claims that forfeiture of a vehicle may be "civil collateral" for committing certain types of DUI offenses.

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