Code of the District of Columbia

§ 48–1104. Property subject to forfeiture.

(a) The following shall be subject to forfeiture immediately, and no property right shall exist in them after a final conviction by a court:

(1) All books, records, and research, including formulas, microfilm, tapes, and data which are used, or intended for use, in violation of this subchapter;

(2) All money or currency which shall be found in close proximity to drug paraphernalia or which otherwise has been used or intended for use in connection with the manufacture, distribution, delivery, sale, use (other than for personal use), dispensing, or possession (other than for personal use) of drug paraphernalia in violation of § 48-1103; and

(3) All drug paraphernalia as defined in §§ 48-1101 and 48-1102 and prohibited in § 48-1103.

(b) For the purposes of this section, the term "personal use" means the use or possession of drug paraphernalia in circumstances where there is no evidence of an intent to distribute or manufacture a controlled substance.

(Sept. 17, 1982, D.C. Law 4-149, § 5, 29 DCR 3369; Apr. 11, 2019, D.C. Law 22-288, § 203(b), 66 DCR 1656.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 33-604.

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 days) repeal of applicability provision of D.C. Law 22-288, see § 7168 of Fiscal Year 2020 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2019 (D.C. Act 23-91, July 22, 2019, 66 DCR 8497).