Zaher -Ali

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2012

    Zaher El-Ali: Texan Loses Civil Forfeiture Argument in Appeal

    A Texas appellate court on Tuesday shot down a man who argued that the state's civil forfeiture law is unconstitutional. We covered the case of Zaher El-Ali and a Chevy Silverado in July; in that case, El-Ali had sold the aforementioned truck to Roberto Faustino, who got popped for a DWI and posses ... More >>

  • News

    July 26, 2012

    Texan Challenges Civil Forfeiture Law

    Police can keep your cash, car and other property, regardless of whether you've been convicted of – let alone charged with – a crime.

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2012

    The Weird World of Civil Forfeiture

    In a Harris County District Clerk's Office, there sits a case known as The State of Texas v. One 2004 Chevrolet Silverado. The case was disposed of in 2011, with the Chevy in question being found guilty. You may wonder how an inanimate object can be sued. It's all a part of a process known as civil ... More >>