If federal authorities appear at your doorstep, seizing your assets, or if your bank accounts are suddenly frozen or emptied by the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), you need immediate help. Similarly, if a U.S. Marshal serves you with a notice of potential property forfeiture, you may feel uncertain about what to do next. How do you reclaim your possessions?
Federal civil forfeiture allows the government to confiscate and hold property linked to alleged illegal conduct, exerting substantial power under various federal statutes such as 18 U.S.C. §§ 981, 984, and 21 U.S.C. § 881. This can involve anything from homes, money, vehicles, and electronics if the government argues that the property was used in a crime or purchased with proceeds traceable to a crime. Often, the property is seized even when the owner is innocent of any criminal activity, typically linking it to illegal drug activities or money laundering.
The complex procedures of federal civil forfeiture cases can be difficult to comprehend and navigate without an experienced forfeiture attorney.
Questions you may have can include:
At the Coughlin Law Group, our civil forfeiture attorneys possess the expertise to guide you through the process of contesting the government’s seizure, fighting to reclaim your property. We can assist you with:
Our team’s combined expertise in criminal law and civil litigation enables us to counsel and defend our clients effectively and halt the government’s attempts to seize the fruits of their hard work.
If you’re facing a civil forfeiture case, don’t wait. Call the forfeiture attorneys at the Coughlin Law Group at 617-758-8888 for a free consultation. Let us help you understand the forfeiture definition in real-world terms and guide you towards a favorable resolution.
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