Excessive Levy Law and Legal Definition

Excessive levy is a levy upon more property of the defendant than in the opinion of a reasonably prudent man is necessary to satisfy the debt, interest, and costs. Whether there is an excessive levy is decided by considering various factors, such as incumbrances upon the property, the fact that a forced sale usually results in a sacrifice, and the convenience of division or separation of the property for purposes of levy and sale. It is a form of abuse of process.