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Seizure

Forcible possession; a grasping, snatching, or putting in possession.

In Criminal Law, a seizure is the forcible taking of property by a government law enforcement official from a person who is suspected of violating, or is known to have violated, the law. A Search Warrant usually must be presented to the person before his property is seized, unless the circumstances of the seizure justify a warrantless Search and Seizure. For example, the police may seize a pistol in the coat pocket of a person arrested during a Robbery without presenting a warrant because the search and seizure is incident to a lawful arrest. Certain federal and state laws provide for the seizure of particular property that was used in the commission of a crime or that is illegal to possess, such as explosives used in violation of federal law or illegal narcotics.

In the law of civil practice, the term refers to the act performed by an officer of the law under court order when she takes into custody the property of a person against whom a court has rendered a judgment to pay a certain amount of money to another. The property is seized so that it can be sold under the authority of the court to satisfy the judgment. Property can also be seized if a substantial likelihood exists that a defendant is concealing or removing property from the jurisdiction of the court so that in the event a judgment is rendered against her, the property cannot be used to pay the judgment. By attaching or seizing a defendant's property, the court prevents her from perpetrating a Fraud on the courts.

seizure

n. the taking by law enforcement officers of potential evidence in a criminal case. The constitutional limitations on seizure are the same as for search. Thus, evidence seized without a search warrant or without "probable cause" to believe a crime has been committed and without time to get a search warrant, cannot be admitted in court, nor can evidence traced through the illegal seizure. (See: search and seizure, search warrant, fruit of the poisonous tree)

See: adverse possession, apprehension, appropriation, arrest, arrogation, assault, disseisin, forfeiture, garnishment, infringement, levy, occupation, onset, plunder, possession, sequestration, taking

SEIZURE, practice. The act of taking possession of the property of a person condemned by the judgment of a competent tribunal, to pay a certain sum of money, by a sheriff, constable, or other officer, lawfully authorized thereto, by virtue of an execution, for the purpose of having such property sold according to law to satisfy the judgment. By seizure is also meant the taking possession of goods for a violation of a public law; as the taking possession of a ship for attempting an illicit trade. 2 Cranch, 18 7; 6 Cowen, 404; 4 Wheat. 100; 1 Gallis. 75; 2 Wash. C. C. 127, 567.
     2. The seizure is complete as soon as the goods are within the power of the officer. 3 Rawle's Rep. 401; 16 Johns. Rep. 287; 2 Nott & McCord, 392; 2 Rawle's Rep. 142; Wats. on Sher. 172; Com. Dig. Execution, C 5.
     3. The taking of part of the goods in a house, however, by virtue of a fieri facias in the name of the whole, is a good seizure of all. 8 East, R. 474. As the seizure must be made by virtue of an execution, it is evident that it cannot be made after the return day. 2 Caine's Rep. 243; 4 John. R. 450. Vide Door; House; Search Warrant.

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As most prolonged, acute, convulsive seizures, occur in the community, whether or not children receive the immediate treatment needed as prescribed by their doctor depends on the presence of a parent, teacher or carer, who is trained and able to administer rescue medication," explains Lisa Farmer, Interim Chief Executive at Young Epilepsy, the national charity dedicated to improving the lives of young people with the condition.
When I had the convulsive seizures I was quite young and naive and I was doing things like swimming during the day which I probably shouldn't have been doing.
This definition is intended for convulsive seizures occurring on the inpatient comprehensive epilepsy program unit as resources are available to diagnose this condition.
The PERFECT[TM] (Practices in Emergency and Rescue medication For Epilepsy managed with Community administered Therapy) Initiative, which aims to document and communicate first of its kind data on the impact of conflict of policy, guidelines and actual practice in the care of prolonged, acute, convulsive seizures in infants, toddlers, children and adolescents in the non-hospital setting.
Buccolam is approved throughout the European Union and the EEA via the PUMA procedure for treatment of prolonged, acute, convulsive seizures in infants, toddlers, children and adolescents, from three months to less than 18 years of age.
Prolonged acute convulsive seizures remain a significant and all-too-common health threat in the paediatric and adolescent populations," commented Prof.
Oromucosal midazolam has been shown in four clinical studies to be either comparable or superior in both its effectiveness and speed of onset of action to the current standard licensed treatment, rectally-administered diazepam, for terminating paediatric convulsive seizures.
Midazolam is recommended for treating prolonged acute convulsive seizures according to published treatment guidelines in European countries, and the availability of Buccolam - an oromucosal formulation of midazolam - would be an important, convenient and welcomed alternative to treat seizures in pediatric and adolescent patients.
Clinicians and carers of children and adolescents from 3 months to <18 years suffering from prolonged, acute, convulsive seizures now have access to Buccolam[sup.
Clinicians and carers of infants, children and adolescents from 3 months to <18 years suffering from prolonged, acute, convulsive seizures now have access to Buccolam[sup.
Clinicians and carers of children and adolescents suffering from prolonged, acute, convulsive seizures now have access to Buccolam (midazolam oromucosal solution), a newly approved rescue medication to treat prolonged, acute, convulsive seizures in infants, toddlers, children and adolescents, from 3 months to less than 18 years of age.
Food and Drug Administration ("FDA") advising the Company that its Abbreviated New Drug Application ("ANDA") regarding King's diazepam-filled auto-injector therapy for the emergency treatment of status epilepticus and severe recurrent convulsive seizures associated with epilepsy is not approvable.