§ 61-8-422. Prohibition on transfer, sale, or encumbrance of vehicles subject to seizure or forfeiture--penalty
61-8-422. Prohibition on transfer, sale, or encumbrance of vehicles subject to seizure or forfeiture--penalty
(1) It is unlawful for the owner of a vehicle subject to seizure under 61-5-212 or seizure and forfeiture under 61-8-733 to transfer, sell, or encumber the owner's interest in that vehicle from the time of the owner's arrest or the filing of the underlying charge until the time that the underlying charge is dismissed, the owner is acquitted of the underlying charge, the issue of seizure or forfeiture is resolved by the sentencing court, or the underlying charge is otherwise terminated.
(2) The prohibition against transfer of title may not be stayed pending the determination of an appeal from the conviction on the underlying charge.
(3) A person who violates this section is guilty of a felony and upon conviction shall be imprisoned in the county jail for not more than 2 years, fined an amount not more than $20,000, or both.