If you were arrested, you probably watched in horror as the police tore through your pockets, purse, car, trunk, or living quarters. When you returned home, you may have found that a number of items were missing and the police left an inventory of items seized.
Under an expansive view of federal and state asset forfeiture laws, the government is permitted to seize property that is derived from profits of or for the purpose of furthering a criminal endeavor. This often means that police seize a tremendous amount of property that they believe is related to a criminal enterprise, but isn't.
When our client's property has been wrongfully seized, we have been able to successfully negotiate the return of cars, jewelry, guns, and other assets. In cases involving large amounts of money we work with forensic accountants to challenge the incorrect assumptions that led to freezing our clients' bank accounts.
There are strict rules governing how and when law enforcement provides notice of forfeiture, as well as important deadlines to protest the government seizure. Call us to help protect you and your property.