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Civil Forfeiture

Catherine Cleveland: Salt Lake City civil forfeiture attorney

If you had your assets seized by the government, I can help. As an experienced Salt Lake City civil forfeiture lawyer, I have helped many clients recover what they have rightly earned. 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.

Free consultation: I can explain the law and how I can protect your rights if you contact my law office for a free consultation

How Salt Lake City Civil Forfeiture Works?

At the Cleveland Law Firm, I bring over 20 years of experience with white collar crimes and related matters 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 a Salt Lake City civil forfeiture attorney, you could lose your possessions indefinitely. You must take immediate action to prevent civil asset forfeiture.

Unlike criminal forfeiture, no illegal act needs to be committed for property to be seized. 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 an alleged crime was committed. Property often involved in civil forfeiture proceedings include:

  • Tools
  • Cars
  • Boats
  • Houses and real estate

Why I'm the Right Attorney for You

  • Former Judge Pro Tem
  • Highly Respected in the Legal Community
  • Work Directly With Me From Beginning to End
  • Aggressive, Hands-On Approach to Each Case
  • Expertise - Best Criminal Defense 2020
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • Defending Liberty
  • Avvo 10.0 Rating
  • BBB A+ Rating

You Are Not Alone

Fighting for Your Every Step of the Way
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    Catherine R. Cleveland Founding Attorney
    As a Salt Lake City criminal defense attorney my primary focus is to protect the rights of each client and to look out for their best interests. I have successfully represented people of all ages and walks of life.