Both the federal and California governments use a wide range of laws to seize real and personal property from citizens then permanently possess them. The most prevalent misconception is the property seizure and forfeiture impact only people accused of criminal conduct. This isn’t true. Often, individuals who haven’t been placed under arrest, leave alone charged for criminal offenses, have been compelled to lose their assets to federal and state agents.
Asset forfeiture statutes often legalize the confiscation of property from individuals who are entirely innocent of any crime or wrongdoing. Since government agents will, without a doubt, use any possible trick against you to seize your property, you want to contact an experienced, aggressive, and devoted asset forfeiture lawyer immediately to help you.
As a premier forfeiture defense law firm in California and nationwide, we understand the tricks used in federal and state asset forfeiture. Applying our expert asset forfeiture knowledge and experience, we can quickly spot weak areas in the government’s case and use them to your advantage. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us as soon as your assets have been confiscated.
Federal forfeiture statutes alone comprise hundreds of provisions and several forfeiture categories related to specific offenses such as marijuana cultivation, money laundering, pornography, forgery, tax evasion, and drug-related crimes like drug trafficking. In California, just like the federal statute, the law allows the state government to seize your assets under laws like The California Control of Profits of Organized Crime (PC 186) and Health and Safety Code (HSC) 11470(e).