If you are convicted, the government can take any property connected to the crime from you through criminal forfeiture. The federal government, however, can also take your property even when you have not even been convicted of a crime. Civil forfeiture allows the government to pursue an action against specific property alone, and if you lose a civil forfeiture case, your property will be seized, even though you may not have ever committed a crime. If you are facing the possibility of civil forfeiture in Michigan, you need to consult an attorney who can protect you as soon as possible. Don’t let the government bully you into giving up your property for their profit, fight back and protect your rights with a skilled federal criminal defense attorney on your side. The Grabel & Associates team knows how to protect clients involved in both criminal cases and connected civil forfeiture proceedings, and we are ready right now to start fighting with you or your loved one as you battle back against the seizure of your property. Don’t hesitate – with so much on the line it is critical to start protecting yourself right away. Contact our toll free hotline or email us now to learn more about how we can help you.
Grabel & Associates is a firm committed to protecting the innocent statewide. We have extensive experience working in state and federal cases, and we know how to protect you on multiple fronts as the government comes after your freedom and your possessions. Scott Grabel founded our firm over 15 years ago and has since remained committed to doing whatever it takes to provide exceptional legal service and client care throughout every stage of a criminal case. Our federal team has grown from our firm’s winning tradition and expanded our reach to even the most complex federal felony cases. As soon as you contact our team, you will be connected to an entire team of skilled attorneys and legal staff with one common goal: protecting your freedom and property. Don’t risk your case outcome by working with a lawyer appointed to you or by waiting too long to secure legal representation. Our lawyers are always available to begin defending you.
Civil forfeiture, also known as an in rem action, is not brought against a person, but rather against property. Therefore the case pits the prosecution against the property itself, which in this case acts as the defendant. This means that even though no charges may be pending against the owner of the property, the action against the property could lead to possible forfeiture.
Administrative forfeiture is a related proceeding that permits an agency to bypass the court and seize property such as money or imported items. For example, if you attempt to import something illegal, it can be seized by U.S. Customs without warning.
Civil forfeiture cases give you a chance to fight back and protect your property; however it is still extremely difficult to defend against the federal government’s attorneys and vast resources. You need a legal team on your side that will put in the hard work needed to get you a great case result. Contact us now for a free initial case consultation and let us advise you on your unique case, including any potential civil forfeiture actions that may be involved.
Civil forfeiture allows the government to take money, homes, cars, and other property suspected of involvement in criminal activity without actually bringing charges against a person. This creates an incentive for the federal government and federal agencies to pursue actions against property for profit, even when the evidence against a person is weak.
Our lawyers will do whatever it takes to defend your property and prove you are the rightful and lawful owner. We know how stressful it can be to face civil forfeiture, and will protect you or your loved one against both the seizure of your property and the many other related effects that allegations could have. Let us advise you on what you can do to protect your interests, as well as take over the other aspects of your defense needed to fully protect you from invasions on your freedom and constitutional rights.
If your property has been threatened by legal action, call 1-800-342-7896 now for a free initial case consultation or contact us online. We are always available to begin fighting with you or your loved one no matter where you are in the state of Michigan.