Atlanta Criminal Defense – Forfeiture

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Forfeiture

Attorneys at our law firm have experience helping clients with both federal and state forfeiture proceedings. The government has the right to seize any assets or personal property if it can demonstrate that the property was used to commit a crime or if property was purchased with the proceeds of illegal activity.

In the state of Georgia not only does local enforcement have the right to seize your property, but they are also allowed to legally sell or keep 100% of claimed profits that result from all assets for themselves.  Georgia has fallen under scrutiny and lawsuits for a forfeiture system that creates incentives for law enforcement to conduct questionable seizures. Many people can face forfeiture even when it is unwarranted.

If your assets have been seized in conjunction with a criminal charge, you could be facing an issue that is time sensitive. If this is the case, you will only have a small window of time to contest the forfeiture before you lose the right to a claim.

It is imperative that you have an experienced criminal defense lawyer who will fight both to prevent conviction on the charges and to obtain the return of your property. 

Do not allow the government to take property that is rightfully yours. For a free consultation with an Atlanta criminal attorney who will fight to recover your seized assets, contact us today.