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(a) If a secured party with a duly perfected security interest receives notification pursuant to § 40-33-204(g) that a forfeiture warrant has been issued with regard to the secured property, the secured party must submit proof of the security interest to the applicable agency within thirty (30) days of receipt of the notification in order for this subsection (a) to apply. A secured party with a duly perfected interest or any successor in interest to the secured party who does not receive notice of intent to forfeit the interest pursuant to § 40-33-204(b)(1)(C), need not file a claim to preserve any right the party may have to the property. Upon receiving proof of a security interest, no cost bond or other pleadings need be filed by the secured party or successor in interest in order to protect its interest in the seized property or to assert a claim to the property as provided in § 40-33-206. If the applicable agency notifies a secured party that it intends to seek forfeiture of the secured party's interest, it shall seek a forfeiture warrant against the secured party as provided in § 40-33-204(b). Upon receiving notice that a forfeiture warrant has been issued, the secured party is required to file a claim for the property as provided in this part.
(b) Any secured party, other than one described in subsection (a), or any successor in interest to the secured party may file a claim for seized property by complying with § 40-33-206, within thirty (30) days of the date the forfeiture warrant is issued.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Tennessee Code Title 40. Criminal Procedure § 40-33-205 - last updated January 01, 2020 | https://codes.findlaw.com/tn/title-40-criminal-procedure/tn-code-sect-40-33-205/
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