Asset Forfeiture Defense Lawyer
Many people are unaware of civil asset forfeiture or seizure laws until it happens to them. Asset forfeiture statutes allow law enforcement agencies to seize assets with little or no evidence against the owner of the property. This occurs if they believe they may have been used in illegal activity. Once assets have been seized, it can require legal action on the part of the owner to retrieve their property. Dwayne L. Brown is an experienced criminal defense attorney in Atlanta who handles asset forfeiture cases to recover seized property.
Civil asset forfeiture can occur with almost any type of asset. It can be vehicles, cash, homes and even entire back accounts. In many cases, the law enforcement agencies keep the assets they seize if the owners are convicted of a crime. However, there are many other instances where the owner of the property is not convicted or even charged with a crime, yet their property is still held under the asset forfeiture laws.
Retrieving Property Seized by Law Enforcement
Under civil forfeiture laws, if law enforcement has evidence that an asset was used in a crime, they can retain the property. However, there are instances where innocent property owners have their assets seized, even though they were not involved in a crime. Retrieving this property is not simple, but it is possible. There are time limitations and other regulations that must be met through the legal system to restore assets to owners. This can make it difficult to do without an experienced attorney who understands asset forfeiture laws.
If you have had assets seized by law enforcement and need legal help to retrieve your property, contact the law office of Dwayne L. Brown. Our legal team will listen to your claim and advise you on the best strategy to recover your lost property. Contact our office in Atlanta to schedule a consultation.