Publications about law

Brenda Grantland has written and published a number of books, beginning in 1993. All of her publications which are still in print may be purchased from this site. For those items published by Forfeiture Endangers American Rights Foundation (, this site will accept and fulfill the orders and pay FEAR its share of the proceeds.

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California Asset Forfeiture Law & Procedure
by Brenda Grantland, Esq.

420 page hardback book
list price $175
published May 2018

This legal treatise focuses on asset forfeiture under California state law and the procedures that apply for forfeiture cases, including major changes in state law and procedure that took effect on January 1, 2018. It is written for forfeiture defense lawyers and forfeiture victims forced to defend themselves because they cannot afford counsel, but it is comprehensive and detailed, and would be equally useful to prosecutors, judges, and law libraries. Read a review here. Purchase at this link.

Your House Is Under Arrest, 2nd edition (ebook)
by Brenda Grantland

published 1/11/2017 (c) Brenda Grantland, Esq.
96,237 words. 246 pages in the full sized pdf edition. Also available in epub and mobi. $14.99

This is not a scholarly legal treatise made for lawyers or a pro se victim self-help book but a victim story driven exploration of asset forfeiture in the past 20 years, and its growing dangers to property owners. It describes the wide range of activities that can trigger forfeiture of your assets, even if you were not involved in any crime.

This is a book investors and property owners should read to help them protect themselves against forfeiture. With the government having over 400 forfeiture triggering offenses to choose from, those who invest in profit-making properties and businesses may see them seized by the forfeiture squads if they are not careful. This book explains the myriad ways that property can be legally seized and gives practical advice to minimize the risks. Purchase at this link.

what2do2dedcoverlg_2016Asset Forfeiture: What to do when police seize your property (ebook)

Revised and expanded Second Edition by Brenda Grantland published 11/1/2016
published by Forfeiture Endangers American Rights Foundation
40,023 words (121 pages in the full size pdf version) $2.99

Available in all Ebook formats, including mobi (for Kindle) and epub (for Nook, iPad), and full size pdf (to read on your computer if you don’t have an e-reader or tablet).  All proceeds from the sale of this ebook go to Forfeiture Endangers American Rights Foundation.

This concise e-book is outlined in a simple question and answer format, with the complete text of the most important forfeiture procedural statutes and rules in the appendix.

This is written to answer the questions forfeiture victims need immediate answers to when their property is seized, while they are looking for a forfeiture lawyer. It explains in simple terms the federal forfeiture process – civil and criminal. It explains how to apply for a court-appointed forfeiture attorney (in the limited circumstances where that is available), and what to do if forced to represent yourself.  The Appendix contains the most important forfeiture procedural statutes and rules.

Forfeiture 101 (video DVD)

2-hour video (DVD) intensive legal training course for lawyers and pro se litigants
by Brenda Grantland Esq. and Judy Osburn, produced by Joe Cadle
(c) 2009 Forfeiture Endangers American Rights Foundation, $50 plus $8 shipping/handling

25% of all proceeds from sales of this DVD go to Forfeiture Endangers American Rights Foundation.

This video provides a comprehensive, intensive course in federal civil and criminal forfeiture law and procedure, all jam-packed into an entertaining two hour video. It includes the basic forfeiture law and procedure that defense attorneys and pro see forfeiture victims need to effectively navigate complex federal forfeiture procedure and substantive law.

To read more about the Forfeiture 101 legal education DVD click here.

FEAR’s Asset Forfeiture Defense Manual

by Brenda Grantland, Esq. and Judy Osburn, with Susan Raffanti, Esq.,
published by Forfeiture Endangers American Rights Foundation (2001)

500 page coffee-table sized paperback Out of stock and out of print

This book covers the odd and archaic principles of forfeiture law, elements of the offenses and defenses, the constitutional and statutory procedural requirements. Citations to authorities are set out in 2629 footnotes. This is designed for forfeiture lawyers, but written in down-to-earth prose that is understandable by forfeiture victims, even without a law background. This is an essential – and affordable – defense manual for forfeiture victims forced to represent themselves. Commercially sold forfeiture defense manuals often sell for $1000 or more. Use it in tandem with the Forfeiture 101 DVD for best results.

Other publications

Who Owns Hillary? (ebook)

by Brenda Grantland, Esq. (c) 2016 Brenda Grantland
34,763 words, 129 pages in the full-sized pdf desktop edition
purchase here for $3.99

Bill and Hillary Clinton were paid $47.7 million for 184 speeches in the two years immediately before Hillary officially declared her campaign for the presidency. These payments were not campaign contributions or even donations to the Clinton Foundation — but were paid directly to the Clintons as personal income, to spend as they choose. Many of these corporations also donated to her political campaign and/or the Clinton Foundation.

This book profiles the corporations that paid them between $225,000 and $750,000 for each speech, generally lasting one hour. To read more about this ebook, click here.

Hatatorium: An Essential Guide for Hat Collectors (ebook)

by Brenda Grantland, Mary Robak, Tammy Markwick, Jeffrey Moss & friends. Second Edition published 1/11/2013. This is an interactive eBook, with 111,111 words (302 pages in the full size pdf version) and thousands of links. It integrates with the Hatatorium website gallery which contains over 5,000 original color photos. Available in ebook formats: for Kindle, Nook, iPad and most other eReaders. Those without eReaders can use the interactive pdf format on their computers.

Earlier publications

Forfeiture and Double Jeopardy: How To Turn Prosecutorial Overreaching Into Release of Prisoners or Return of Seized Property, by Brenda Grantland, Esq., Jeffrey Steinborn, Esq., and Reba Weiss, Esq., published by Forfeiture Endangers American Rights Foundation 1994, second printing 1995 (out of print).

Your House Is Under Arrest, by Brenda Grantland, Esq., first edition published by Society for the Preservation of Wealth (1993) (out of print, but the updated and expanded second edition will soon be released as an ebook).