If you have had your assets seized by the government, I can help. If you have lost valuable property due to allegations of use in a crime, I counter their aggressive actions with a fact-based approach and dedicated protection of your rights. Laws allow the government and law enforcement to take what is yours. However, limitation exists.
Civil Forfeiture Attorney in Salt Lake City
At Catherine Cleveland, P.C., I bring over 10 years of experience in Utah State and Federal Courts. The government will go to great lengths to meet the "preponderance of evidence" standard in civil forfeiture proceedings. Without the help of an attorney, you could lose possessions that are rightfully yours. You must take immediate action to prevent civil asset forfeiture.
Unlike criminal forfeiture, no illegal act needs to be committed for property to be taken. Civil forfeiture proceedings possess a lower standard than criminal asset forfeiture claims. It is more about property than people. Your assets are the target of a lawsuit, whether you were in possession of them when a supposed crime was committed. Property often involved in civil forfeiture proceedings include:
- Houses and real estate
Contact a Salt Lake City Civil Forfeiture Lawyer Today
To talk with me about civil forfeiture, call my Salt Lake City law office for a free initial consultation. I am available by phone at 801-783-3488 or toll free at 877-753-1247. You can also contact me online. Reasonable payment plans are available.