If arrested for Driving While Intoxicated, the Police Department will take and hold the car used. This is called a "forfeiture hold" and may lead to a "forfeiture case" about the car, money, or other property separate from the criminal case.
This folder contains information on these and other collateral consequences of DUI/DWIs.
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NYSDA Current Developments in Vehicle Forfeiture (New York State Defenders Association)
DUI Collateral Consequences (Glenn E. Murray, Esq.)
Colossal Collateral Consequences of Criminal Conviction: The DWI Reform Act of 2006 (Glenn E. Murray, Esq.)
Krimstock v. Kelly- New York City Forfeiture Statute Violates Due Process by Failing to Provide Post-seizure Hearing (U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals)
"Krimstock III" Decision in third appeal of Krimstock v. Kelly (US Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit)