2019 South Dakota Codified Laws
Title 23A - Criminal Procedure
Chapter 49 - Civil Forfeiture for Crime
§ 23A-49-15 Procedure in forfeiture proceedings involving real property or conveyances.

23A-49-15. Procedure in forfeiture proceedings involving real property or conveyances. If property described in § 23A-49-1 or subdivision 34-20B-70(4) or 22-24A-15(4) is seized, the attorney general shall file a summons and complaint for forfeiture of the property in circuit court of the county in which the property was seized or is being held. The proceedings shall be brought in the name of the state. The complaint shall describe the property, and state the property's location, the property's present custodian, the name of each owner if known, the name of each party in interest if known or of legal record, and allege the essential elements of the violation that is claimed to exist. The complaint shall conclude with a prayer to enforce the forfeiture. The procedure governing the proceedings, except as provided by this section, shall be the same as that prescribed for civil proceedings by chapter 15-6. Notice of forfeiture proceedings shall be given to each owner and party in interest whose right, title, or interest is of record as provided in § 23A-49-1 or to the Department of Revenue or the Division of Aeronautics or a similar department of another state if the records are maintained in that state by serving a copy of the summons and complaint upon each known owner and known party in interest in accordance with title 15.

Source: SL 2016, ch 138, § 15.

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