Police can Seize Your Personal Property Under Asset Forfeiture Laws
Under asset forfeiture laws, police can seize your personal property if there is reason to believe that the property was obtained through criminal activity. Attorney David Studenroth informs and educates his clients about asset forfeiture and their rights under the law. He is knowledgeable and up to date on asset forfeiture laws and knows how to build a strong criminal defense. If you are facing possible drug crime charges, you need an aggressive and experienced attorney to represent you. Call us today at 847.292.9200 for a free consultation.
Asset Forfeiture is a civil matter that deals with the origin and use of personal property and possessions. There is a lesser burden of proof to establish grounds for the seizure of assets. Armed with probable cause, the police can seize assets such as:
- Bank Accounts
- Fine Art and Jewelry
These are just some of the items that can be taken from you. Prior to the seizure, you will receive a written notice if your current address is up to date. If there is no address on file, the notice may be published in a public medium, such as a newspaper.
You will need a solid defense to prove your possessions were not involved in funding or obtained through criminal activity. Mr. Studenroth will aggressively defend your rights and work to prove that:
- Assets were not used for criminal activities
- Assets were obtained legitimately
- Financial hardship will result from seizure of the asset for your family
Mr. Studenroth can also challenge the procedures and methods used to seize your assets. He will review the circumstances of your case, seek the necessary documents to back up the legitimacy of your assets, and he will build a robust defense to help you keep what you deserve. In short, he will get your property and possessions returned as quickly as possible.
Time is of the essence, as you have only 45 days from the receipt of your notice to enter a claim for the return of your assets. There are tight deadlines for asset forfeiture claims. Mr. Studenroth knows what it takes to help you keep what is rightfully yours.
Mr. Studenroth has tried numerous DUI cases as both a Cook County prosecutor and as a criminal and civil defense attorney. If you are facing asset forfeiture, you must contact us immediately. Call us today at 847.292.9200 for a free consultation.
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