Law enforcement can seize cash, vehicles, personal property and even homes when they claim that the personal property seized is connected with alleged illegal activity. It is important to aggressively defend against such unlawful intrusions into your life by initiating legal proceedings to force the government to return your property.
It is critical that you act quickly. When the government notifies you they are pursuing an asset forfeiture, you only have 30 days to file a petition seeking the return of your property. Failing to timely file your petition may result in the forfeiture of your rights to that property. Once your petition is filed, you will want an experienced attorney like Brittenburg Law to litigate the proceedings to return your property.
The government need not establish that you committed a crime. In order for the government to retain your property, it only has to establish that the property was linked to a crime. Although the government has a lower burden in an asset forfeiture proceeding, Brittenburg Law can assist you to get personal property returned to you. Contact us today for more information.