If your assets have been seized by the government, it can be difficult to know what to do. Most individuals facing charges and related asset forfeitures have never experienced these things before. They are unsure what actions to take or what results they can expect. Unlike government agents who handle asset forfeiture professionally, they do not know their options.
Further, the law is constantly changing. In recent years, more and more resources have been devoted to matters of asset forfeiture. Asset forfeiture task forces have been established in cities throughout the United States. Combining the efforts of local law enforcement officers deputized as federal agents, these task forces have tremendous motivation to confiscate assets.
Much of this motivation is financial. Local officers are allowed to keep a portion of the proceeds from assets they confiscate. This serves as tremendous motivation for them to seek out and confiscate property.
Call an Attorney Immediately — Don't Handle Matters Alone
It takes a strong and knowledgeable attorney to handle matters effectively — not an inexperienced individual acting alone. For this reason, it is critical that calling a lawyer be your first action when facing asset forfeiture.
Choose Your Lawyer Wisely
Do not call just any criminal defense attorney. As the law on asset forfeiture has become more sophisticated, successful defenses have required more sophisticated action. Only lawyers who routinely handle asset forfeiture cases have the necessary experience and skill to achieve the best possible results.
At Brown, PC, attorney Lawrence Brown is such an attorney. In a career spanning 20 years, he has tried hundreds of cases to verdict. Partnering with a team of highly effective experts, he is well-equipped to fight hard for our clients.
Keep Abreast of Deadlines
In the area of asset forfeiture, legal processes are complex. Defendants face deadlines at every step of the way. If you miss a deadline, you often forfeit the right to contest the loss of your property. By working with an experienced attorney, you can trust that a professional is keeping track of the deadlines and making sure that you meet them.
To talk with us about the deadlines you face and about your asset forfeiture options, contact Brown, PC, toll free at 888-870-0025 or complete our online intake form. We are located in the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area of Texas and in Washington D.C.