Under what circumstances can the government confiscate your car or other motor vehicle? What Florida laws and processes are involved in seizing other property such as cash, computers, a home or other real estate? If you or a family member has been arrested on a felony charge and you are now dealing with an asset forfeiture problem as well as the criminal case, these are critical issues.
It is essential to contact a knowledgeable Orlando asset forfeiture attorney very quickly to have any chance of reclaiming property seized by the state. Attorney Lisa Figueroa has in-depth knowledge of The Florida Contraband Forfeiture Act and all civil procedures associated with government asset seizures.
Drug and Financial Crimes Defense · Counsel for Recovering Seized Property
Although people who are aware of asset forfeiture in Florida think primarily of major drug cases, property may be seized if authorities believe it was used in the commission of any felony. Forfeiture issues can arise after a felony DUI, for example, or an arrest for fraudulent use of a credit card. Attorney Lisa Figueroa is prepared to:
- Handle both your criminal defense and the civil actions required if an effort to recover your property has a solid chance to succeed
- Consider all viable defense strategies, including the innocent owner defense if you were not personally involved in the commission of a felony
- Evaluate your case thoroughly from a constitutional rights perspective, including examining all aspects of a potentially unlawful search and seizure
- Attack any procedural problems with the property seizure, your notice of forfeiture or other potential violations by authorities
- Ensure you meet all deadlines and requirements in an all-out effort to recover your money or property if possible
Do You Need a Kissimmee Area Property Seizures Attorney? Discuss Your Criminal and Civil Cases With a Lawyer Experienced in Both
The Figueroa Law Firm is a respected, trial-proven resource for people facing all types of misdemeanor and felony charges. Founding lawyer Lisa Figueroa can also provide comprehensive counsel and representation in your civil asset forfeiture case.
For the personal attention and analysis your legal challenge demands, call or e-mail our firm now. We offer a free initial consultation and legal counsel in fluent Spanish as well as English.