88 percent of Texas voters oppose civil forfeitures without convictions


Texas voters adamantly opposed the civil asset forfeiture policy.   File photo

An overwhelming 88 percent of Texas voters agree that state and federal government officials should not be allowed to take and keep a person's property without a criminal conviction, according to a poll by the Texas Public Policy Foundation.

From Jan. 22-29, 922 registered Texas voters were surveyed via the telephone and the internet. Voters were asked, “Civil asset forfeiture is when the state or federal government takes and keeps a person’s property without necessarily charging them with any criminal behavior. Should the state or federal government be allowed to take and keep a person’s property without a criminal conviction?”

Texas voters adamantly opposed the civil asset forfeiture policy.

Baselice & Associates conducted the statewide poll.

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