When many people think of criminal charges, their thoughts turn to the possibility of going to prison. This isn't the only thing that people who have been charged with a crime, and those who are involved in the criminal justice system, face.
Another thing that these individuals have to think about is the possibility of asset forfeiture. This concept means that police officers take assets, such as money, guns or other items, that they feel are tied to criminal activities. These items are sometimes returned to the rightful owner if it is found that the items weren't tied to criminal activities.