Tough odds: Fighting forfeiture in Philadelphia is a losing proposition (infographic)

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This infographic, based on an analysis of 8,284 civil asset forfeiture cases in Philadelphia, shows that the Philadelphia D.A. wins the bulk of its forfeiture cases by default, on their first listing in court, within about a month — without ever making their case verbally before a judge or jury. Those who contest these cases can expect much longer timeline and uncertain outcomes. [Click on the graphic to read the full story.] 

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