In criminal cases that involve money or other assets, the government may decide to seize property used in a crime or property bought with the proceeds of a crime.
State and federal law enforcement agencies and prosecutors may use asset forfeitures as punishment for an alleged crime as well as a means of compensating the government for the crime.
If your property was used in a drug trafficking case – a boat, car, or truck, for example – the government may decide to seize the property even when the criminal case has not been tried. Even if you were unaware of the alleged criminal activity, your property could be at risk.
Do you own property that was used as a marijuana grow house without your knowledge? We have the experience to vigorously protest an asset seizure.
Was there a financial component to the alleged crime? Does the prosecutor think that you took proceeds from Medicare fraud, for example, and spent it on a home or jewelry or cars? The prosecutor may begin asset seizure actions.
At our law firm, we take aggressive action against government asset seizures. When the government has not provided sufficient legal grounds for asset forfeiture, we will work diligently to protect your interests.
What are your rights? Talk to the criminal defense attorneys at the law offices of Sam Rabin and Andrea Lopez about defending your property against government seizure.
No matter what the charges, no matter how complex the case, we have the background and the legal knowledge to provide the aggressive, effective legal representation you need. Start protecting your rights and start building your defense.