The Florida Contraband Forfeiture Act describes the conditions under which property can and cannot be seized by, then officially forfeited to, law enforcement agencies in the state of Florida. The law states that its purpose is “to deter and prevent the continued use of contraband articles for criminal purposes while protecting the…interests of innocent owners.” (Title XLVII, 932.704)
The Act defines contraband widely, from controlled substances and their corresponding paraphernalia, to stolen property, to most personal property involved in the violation of Florida law. Even digital property, such as recorded video, can be seized and subsequently forfeited. Domestic or international currency, including checks and money orders, may also be seized as contraband.