New Jersey Revised Statutes § 13:1k-2 - Seizure Of Conveyance

13:1K-2. Seizure of conveyance
When in the presence of a law enforcement officer, a department official shall seize and secure any such conveyance upon process issued pursuant to a summary hearing and upon a determination that such conveyance was used in violation of this act by any court having jurisdiction over the property, or having final jurisdiction over a related criminal proceeding under this act except that seizure without such process may be made when:

a. It is not inconsistent with the Constitution of this State and the United States;

b. The property subject to seizure has been the subject of a prior judgment in favor of the State in a criminal injunctive relief or forfeiture proceeding under this act;

c. The department or any person charged with enforcement of this act has probable cause to believe that the property has been used or intended to be used in violation of this act. In the event of seizure pursuant to this subsection proceedings shall be promptly instituted.

L.1981, c. 387, s. 2, eff. Jan. 6, 1982.

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