When the government believes a person possesses assets obtained through illegal activity, it can act to seize the property through a process known as “asset forfeiture.” The government typically utilizes asset forfeiture in cases involving drug crimes, though it may also do so for racketeering crimes or similar offenses. Assets subject to forfeiture include anything believed to be obtained through unlawful means, including, but not limited to, the following:
If you are facing an asset forfeiture case, it is highly recommended that you contact a Las Vegas criminal attorney for immediate representation. Although asset forfeiture is entirely legal, law enforcement officers may still commit a multitude of violations throughout the process. Asset forfeiture victims may re-acquire their possessions if they were wrongly taken, if too many assets were taken, or if proper warrants were not provided. An experienced attorney can help determine whether any violations occurred and what can be done to pursue the retention of your goods.
At Okabe & Haushalter, we work diligently to protect the rights and interests of our clients. In addition to providing criminal defense, we also provide representation in asset forfeiture matters.
We are available to assist you if you are facing any of the following:
Regardless of the type of forfeiture case you are facing, we will do our utmost in seeking a resolution in which you are able to keep what is rightfully yours. Contact a Las Vegas criminal lawyer who can aggressively defend your property from the possibility of forfeiture.