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
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.
Former Judge Pro Tem
Highly Respected in the Legal Community
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