Forfeiture Of Assets
For many criminal allegations, the government has the right to confiscate assets associated with the alleged crime. Forfeiture of assets generally results from criminal activity associated with drugs, theft, money laundering and white collar crimes. Those individuals charged with these types of crimes are likely to have their assets seized, based on the government’s assumption that their property was acquired as a result of criminal activity. However, there is no requirement that any criminal charges be filed against the individual for the government to institute asset forfeiture proceedings.
If you or someone you know has had property seized by the government based on drug, theft or money laundering anywhere in the state of Oregon, it is in your best interests to have an experienced defense attorney on your side to aggressively defend your rights and protect your assets.
What Is Asset Forfeiture?
Asset forfeiture is a tool that allows the United States government or state government to take your assets. Many times, those who are never charged with drug, theft, money laundering or white collar crimes will have their assets seized. It is not uncommon for the government to seize your assets even when you have not personally committed a crime. In the case of large sums of money, it is common for the government to assume that your assets were the result of criminal activity, given that no person would carry that amount of cash on them unless they were drug dealers or money launders. This is why it is critical that you have an experienced lawyer on your side.
If the government has instituted a forfeiture of assets claim against you, contact asset forfeiture attorney Robert L. Sepp. He is a lawyer who is passionate about your freedom and rights. With over 18 years of legal experience, he has successfully helped those who were never charged with a crime get their seized property returned.
Types Of Asset Forfeiture
There are three types of asset forfeiture:
- Administrative asset forfeiture: The federal government can seize property without any court litigations.
- Civil asset forfeiture: Law enforcement can seize property even without arrests or criminal proceedings.
- Criminal asset forfeiture: Law enforcement will seize property linked to criminal activity with which you’ve been charged. You can contest your assets in court.
Attorney Sepp will represent you in both your underlying criminal case as well as your forfeiture of assets case. You can expect determination, perseverance and legal integrity when you hire him to represent you.
Your Local Asset Forfeiture Attorney
Asset forfeiture attorney Sepp believes that everyone has the right to carry cash and that there is nothing unlawful about investing that cash in lawful enterprises. You have the right to have your day in court, and with attorney Sepp on your side, you can be assured that someone truly has your back.
To find out more about how your specific circumstances relate to asset forfeiture and learn whether your case qualifies for a free consultation, contact Robert L. Sepp, Attorney at Law, today.
Located in West Linn, Robert L. Sepp, Attorney at Law is proud to represent clients in the Portland metro area, Willamette Valley, Oregon Coast, Bend, Medford, Eugene and throughout the entire state of Oregon.