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Criminal Civil Forfeiture

Did you know that the state can seized your property if it was involved in a crime? Even if you are proven not guilty at trial the property can be seized in a separate civil proceeding that will never be heard in front of a jury. This property most commonly includes cash, but it can also be electronics, a motor vehicle or even a house.

Often times these forfeited items can be part of plea negotiations in the criminal charges case which is why it is important to have the same attorney represent you on both. Civil forfeiture proceedings will go forward separately from criminal proceedings so you generally only have 35 days to file an objection to the forfeiture once you have been served with the civil paperwork. Therefore, it is important to act fast in order to protect your property.

If you or a loved one is facing a hearing to forfeit his or her property, call 609-621-0015 now for a Free Consultation.