They can do that if they can prove it was involved in the criminal activity. You should consult with an attorney right away to insure that you properly respond to the civil case without jeopardizing your criminal case defense.
Was it from the Durango, if it was it is an element of the alleged dealing, if covicted say bye bye and start learning bus routes.
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