Terms Used In Michigan Laws 445.79a

  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
  • state: when applied to the different parts of the United States, shall be construed to extend to and include the District of Columbia and the several territories belonging to the United States; and the words "United States" shall be construed to include the district and territories. See Michigan Laws 8.3o
  Property that is subject to forfeiture under this act may be seized upon process issued by the circuit court having jurisdiction over the property. Seizure without process may be made under any of the following circumstances:
  (a) The property is seized incident to a lawful arrest, pursuant to a search warrant, or pursuant to an inspection under an administrative inspection warrant.
  (b) The property is the subject of a prior judgment in favor of this state in an injunction or forfeiture proceeding under this act.
  (c) There is probable cause to believe that the property is directly or indirectly dangerous to health or safety.
  (d) There is probable cause to believe that the property was used or is intended to be used in violation of this act.
  (e) There is probable cause to believe that the property is the proceeds from activity in violation of this act.