Civil and Criminal Forfeiture

Asset forfeiture can occur as a civil action or in connection with a criminal proceeding.  We can help you protect your valuable assets in either instance.

Civil asset forfeiture can be particularly devastating to an individual because the burden of proof is not as high as it is in a criminal proceeding.  This means that it is easier for the government to take your property. This article explains the dangers of civil forfeiture.

But we can help you fight to get your property back.

We have extensive experience with the Civil Asset Forfeiture Reform Act (CAFRA, 18 U.S.C. 981).  This statute has protections and safety valves within it that could result in the return of your property.  We know how to take advantage of this statute.