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Asset Forfeiture

Apr. 17, 2023
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuition:  Free
Champaign Police Dept.
82 East University Ave.
Champaign, IL 61820
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Certification

This course is pending certification by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board.

Description

This course will provide law enforcement officers and prosecutors with 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 instructor will cover the practical implementation of those statutes through real world examples.  The instructor will review the nuts and bolts of forfeiture law as well as more advanced techniques.  Participants will learn about updated law relating to Preliminary Determination requirements and personal property forfeitures under 725 ILCS
5/124B Et. Seq.  Participants will also learn how to capture previously untouched assets of criminal enterprises through the use of the Money Laundering Statute.

Topics

  • Statutory basis for asset forfeiture in the State of Illinois
  • Currency, vehicles, personal property, and real property seizures
  • Locating and discovering hidden assets and co-conspirators
  • Putting together the forfeiture case along with the criminal case
  • Turning any crime into a money laundering case for forfeiture
  • Effective Grand Jury practice in narcotics and money laundering cases
  • Using Article 36 to combat traffic offenses such as DUI, DWLS & aggravated fleeing
  • Using Article 36 to combat sex crimes, domestic crimes, burglary, and retail theft
  • Search warrant execution: how to build a forfeiture case
  • Seizure through distribution: the step-by-step administrative process
  • The courtroom: forfeiture litigation issues, including discovery and pre-trial practice
  • Set-up and administration of an effective forfeiture program
  • Administrative concerns, including manpower, document creation, statistics, etc.
  • Inter-agency cooperation: agency cost, dealing with legislative bodies, liability, etc.
  • Special concerns of the sheriff’s department with Article 36
  • Information and ideas on implementation and expansion of forfeiture programs

Instructor

Dant Foulk, Assistant State's Attorney
Will County State's Attorney's OfficeRead more

Deadline

Please register for this course by April 3.