Asset Forfeiture Report: Idaho


 


 
Grades*
Forfeiture
Law Grade

State Law Evasion Grade

 Final
Grade
Idaho

 

Forfeiture Law
Based on limited data, while Idaho appears to only modestly pursue forfeitures against property owners, its civil forfeiture laws still put the property of ordinary citizens at risk.  To forfeit your property, the state only needs to show that it was more likely than not that your property was used in some criminal activity—the legal standard of preponderance of the evidence.  To recover seized property, an innocent owner bears the burden of proving his innocence.  Moreover, law enforcement in Idaho reaps all of the rewards of civil forfeitures—they keep 100 percent of all funds and face no requirement to collect or report data on forfeiture use and proceeds.
 



Press Releases and News

State Press Release

 

From the Report: Canine Sniffs Yield Unreliable Evidence for Forfeiture
 
   
   
     



 
 


 

 

Forfeitures as Reported to LEMAS (Drug-related only)

 

Total Assets
Forfeited

Assets Forfeited per
Law Enforcement Agency

1993

$194,288

$13,503

1997

$543,143

$4,178

2000

$485,323

$4,291

2003

$2,209,870

$10,634

 

Equitable Sharing Proceeds from the Assets Forfeiture Fund (AFF)

 

Proceeds Returned to State

FY 2000

$25,770

FY 2001

$60,688

FY 2002

$481,322

FY 2003

$193,361

FY 2004

$1,568,537

FY 2005

$299,441

FY 2006

$228,848

FY 2007

$343,308

FY 2008

$175,352

Total

$3,376,627

Average per Year

$375,181

 

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