44-12-203. Presumption -- procedure following answer or expiration of time for answering. (1) There is a rebuttable presumption of forfeiture as to all property listed in 44-12-102, except property listed in 44-12-102(1)(i).
(2) If a verified answer to the petition is not filed within 20 days after the service of the petition and summons, the court upon motion shall order the property forfeited to the state.
(3) If a verified answer is filed within 20 days, the forfeiture proceedings must be set for hearing without a jury no sooner than 60 days after the answer is filed. Notice of the hearing must be given in the manner provided for service of the petition and summons.
History: En. Sec. 7, Ch. 529, L. 1979; amd. Sec. 2, Ch. 180, L. 1983; amd. Sec. 3, Ch. 563, L. 1985; amd. Sec. 2, Ch. 652, L. 1989; amd. Sec. 42, Ch. 16, L. 1991.