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Article - Criminal Procedure


    (a)    Forfeiture proceedings for real property may be brought in the jurisdiction where:

        (1)    the criminal charges are pending;

        (2)    the owner resides; or

        (3)    the real property is located.

    (b)    (1)    If forfeiture proceedings for real property are brought in a jurisdiction other than where the real property is located, a notice of pending litigation shall be filed in the jurisdiction where the property is located.

        (2)    A notice of pending litigation required under this subsection shall include at least:

            (i)    the name and address of the owner of the real property;

            (ii)    a description of the real property; and

            (iii)    a description of the reasons for the filing of the forfeiture proceedings and notice of pending litigation.

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