Stephen A. Frye s.frye at VERIZON.NET
Sun Apr 11 16:14:16 MDT 2004

At 09:49 PM 4/8/2004, you wrote:
>I'm watching Cops, and once again they're asking the suspect if he has any
>drugs or large sums of money.  Now I'm aware that it's illegal to have
>illegal drugs.  I'm not aware of any law that says it's illegal to have a
>large sum of money in one's car.  Is there a law making it illegal to have
>a large sum of money?  If so what's the limit?
>While I'm watching this, the officer told the suspects the money they had
>is being seized and they won't get it back.  I know this has been
>discussed on this list before, but I don't like the idea that the cops can
>just take your money like that before there's a trial.  If they're going
>to seize the suspect's money, it should be returned to him if he's found
>not guilty.

It shouldn't be seized in the first place.  But that's just the point to
which we've evolved.

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