Salt Lake City Criminal Defense Attorney
Criminal Forfeiture Experience You Can Count On

Salt Lake City Criminal Forfeiture Attorney

Certain laws allow the government to seize assets they believe to be contraband. Your possessions deemed to have been used in the commission of a crime or have been purchased with the proceeds of a crime can be taken away. If you have had assets seized, I can help.

I am a Salt Lake City criminal forfeiture defense lawyer with more than 20 years of experience in Utah State and Federal Courts. From arrests for drug possession or charges of white collar crimes, I dedicate myself to clients facing serious criminal consequences. At the Cleveland Law Firm, my practice of criminal forfeiture includes various types of assets seized, including:

  • Contraband, including illegal drugs and smuggled goods
  • Houses and real estate
  • Tools
  • Cars
  • Boats

Police officers have an incentive in going after money launderers and other alleged criminals. A large amount of money earned from the sale of forfeited assets goes back to their local police departments. In many ways, law enforcement relies on criminal forfeiture as a means to earn money.

My job is to assert your constitutional rights and ensure that the protections apply to your case. Prosecutors must show that assets were secured during the time the alleged crime was committed and not from another source. While already challenging for them to prove this, I counter their allegations by taking a fact-based approach.

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

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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