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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 15 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

Clients Are My Priority

Read Their Stories
  • “Catherine provided an excellent service both to me and to the community at large, in that she protected a good and necessary law from being cheapened and abused by a vengeful accuser.”

    - Former Client
  • “She does her homework and defends her clients aggressively. She keeps the client informed and is able to negotiate effectively with the Prosecutor.”

    - Former Client
  • “From our very first phone call, Ms. Cleveland embraced our concerns and gave excellent council. She made herself available whenever we needed her and she answered phone calls at all hours.”

    - Former Client
  • “Great Lawyer! From the beginning of my case up until now, she has been there for me every step of the way. She has always been able to answer all of my questions and put my nerves at ease through this very stressful time for me and my family.”

    - Former Client
  • “Catherine took her time, did extensive research and got me the best deal known! We all were excited when she told me what plea the D.A. offered after she talked him down. Catherine is very professional, kind hearted yet aggressive when need be. She truly i”

    - Former Client
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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
Dedicated to Each & Every Case

Always Advocating in Your Best Interest

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