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  • Nelly Moreira's car was taken by D.C. police in March 2012 after her son was pulled over while possessing an unregistered gun. Although he pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge, the car wasn't returned because of a process called civil asset forfeiture. (Andrew S. Geraci/The Washington Times)

    How D.C. police can seize your car and hold it indefinitely

    Through a process called civil asset forfeiture, the Metropolitan Police Department is within its rights take a car suspected of being used in commission with certain crimes and sell it for profit — even if charges are not filed or upheld in court.

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