Civil asset Forfeiture. Not only are you under arrest, the government is seizing your property. The clock is ticking. Even in possession of marijuana or possession of a controlled substance cases. The government can begin an asset forfeiture proceeding. Act quickly to prevent the government from taking your property from you!
The State may seize your currency or property – BUT WE CAN HELP!
What to know about Civil Asset Forfeiture
Property is subject to seizure if:
- the property is used in the commission of a crime;
- the property was obtained through the commission of a crime; or,
- the property is purchased with the proceeds of a crime (for tangible property seized)
Civil (not criminal) – Strict & Specific Rules
Asset forfeiture is cases are in the civil courts. The rules specify that the State of Texas must commence the forfeiture proceedings within 30 days.
They must serve you with a copy of the Petition. To file an answer, the deadline is Monday (10AM) after the expiration of 20 days. This is very important – if you do not file an answer, you could have a default judgment entered by the Court, forfeiting your property to the State.
Asset Forfeiture: What to do?
Hiring an attorney to fight for your seized property is the best move you can make. No matter the circumstances, it may be possible to get some, or all of your property returned.
Assets seized by the State of Texas?
YOU NEED AN AGGRESSIVE DEFENSE
Our criminal defense law firm takes has fought for our clients’ property across the State of Texas. LeGrande Law has had currency and property returned to our clients. Don’t give up your property without a fight!