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Asset Forfeiture Defense Lawyer

During an arrest or investigation for serious crimes, assets may be seized if they are believed to be linked to the crime. It is called civil asset forfeiture, and it is common in drug trafficking or distribution charges. The asset may or may not belong to the person arrested for the crime. Even those not involved in the suspected criminal activity can have their property seized by law enforcement. If you have assets taken through civil forfeiture in Alabama, you may need an attorney to reclaim your property.

Federal and state law enforcement agencies can take assets if they believe they were used in a crime. There is very little evidence needed for them to seize property. Once it is in their possession, it is not easy to reclaim the property. For example, if a person is charged with drug distribution and they believe that person stored drugs where they live, law enforcement can claim the house under asset forfeiture laws. Even if the home belongs to a family member, not the accused, it could be lost and become the property of the law enforcement agency.

Fighting to Reclaim Assets

There are several steps that must be taken to reclaim assets that were confiscated under asset forfeiture. Paperwork must be submitted to the courts to open a case and examine the circumstances. Evidence must show that the assets were not used in a crime or that the owner was unaware that their assets were being used in criminal activities. It is best to have a defense attorney that knows the civil forfeiture laws and system to fight to reclaim lost assets.

Vehicles, cash, bank accounts and even real estate can be seized under asset forfeiture. If you want to fight to get your assets back, contact the Law Office of Dwayne L. Brown in Montgomery.

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