When Your Property Is Seized By The Government
When your property is seized as a part of an investigation, it may seem that you are up against an impossible obstacle. Depending on the situation, your property can even be taken without a warrant. The loss of this property can make daily life a struggle, but having an experienced attorney by your side can help you defend yourself against asset forfeiture.
At Sapone & Petrillo, LLP, our experienced trial attorneys understand the struggle you face when your assets are seized by the government. Our New York firm has served those facing criminal charges for decades and will aggressively defend you and your property when it has been seized as a part of an investigation.
The Reasons For Asset Forfeiture
Money, bank accounts, investments, jewelry, vehicles, real estate and even professional licenses can be claimed by the government as a part of asset forfeiture. This property is usually subject to forfeiture for one of two reasons:
- The authorities suspect that it came into your possession as a result of illegal activities or through spending money that you gained unlawfully.
- The police or government suspect that was involved in the commission of a crime.
In these cases, it is up to you and your legal counsel to build a case to defend against these seizures, and has the legal skill needed to build that defense. We will ensure that any necessary deadlines are met, and we will carefully examine the particulars of your case to build a defense that addresses your needs, your situation and whether your rights were infringed by the authorities.