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Timbs v. Indiana
Citation:139 S.Ct. 682.
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Timbs was arrested and charged with drug crimes. The police seized his vehicle, and brought a civil forfeiture claim for his vehicle as a fine for the drug charges. Timbs paid $42,000 for the vehicle, which was more than four times the maximum amount which may be assessed against an individual convicted of a drug crime under state criminal law.
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