Aggressive Forfeiture Defense Lawyer
You do not need to be convicted of a crime in order to lose your property through forfeiture. If law enforcement deems your property to have been the product of or involved in illegal activity, the police can seize it — leaving owners little or no recourse.
If you have received a notice of a seizure, it is in your best interest to get advice from a defense attorney immediately. One of the premier criminal defense law firms in Arizona, the Law Offices of Howard A. Snader, LLC provides clients with aggressive representation by a Criminal Law Specialist Certified by the Arizona Board of Legal Specialization.
Contact the firm to protect your rights and your freedom. Servicios del intérprete disponibles.
Innocent Property Owners Suffer
Forfeiture has become a powerful collateral tool for police to use in discouraging drug trade. Anything can be searched and seized if law enforcement authorities believe it to be involved in a felony crime, especially those involving illegal drugs.
If a motorist is caught driving with drugs, the vehicle can be seized if police believe it has been used forselling or transporting drugs . If buildings are used for cultivating or manufacturing drugs , that property can be forfeited, as well.
However, regardless of whether property owners are involved in the initial crime, they can sometimes lose their possessions through forfeiture. Often, the notice of seizure/forfeiture they receive will allow just a few days to request a hearing to protest their property, house or car seizure.
Challenging the seizure must be done within strict time limits. If you wait to long to challenge the forfeiture, you will likely lose any right to your property. And, your property will be forfeited with no remedy available to you.
The allegation that your property was involved in a crime may be false, but many property owners are unable to mount an effective defense on their own. The best defense owners have is to obtain anexperienced attorney .
Since 1990, the legal team at the Law Offices of Howard A. Snader has been providing effective representation for clients facing drug and drunk driving charges in Arizona — as well as in forfeiture cases.
Contact an Expert Phoenix Criminal Defense Attorney
For aggressive criminal and forfeiture defense by an Arizona Board Certified Criminal Law Specialist, contact the Law Offices of Howard A. Snader. Attorney Snader and his legal team are ready to represent you or your family member.
Call 602-957-3300 or contact me online for an initial consultation to discuss your criminal law matter.