If you are the subject of a criminal investigation, a Fresno asset forfeiture attorney warns that your property may be seized by the government.
When Can Property Be Seized?
If you are under investigation by the government, it is possible and probable that your property may be subject to seizure and forfeiture. This means that the government can claim your property. This includes, but is not limited to, cars, boats, houses and bank accounts.
If any of the above can be tied to illegal activity, then they may be subject to seizure and forfeiture. Regarding vehicles, if your car or boat is under suspicion of being used for illegal activity, it can be seized. A Fresno asset forfeiture lawyer knows that this may include assets that you have transferred to other individuals.
A prosecutor can seek the forfeiture of your assets if your assets can be considered contraband, proceeds of criminal activity or used to facilitate or commit a crime.
Your attorney can advise that even property that was transferred or sold prior to when the crime was prosecuted or even discovered will likely be seized by the government.
In addition, if it is a civil forfeiture action, the property is the wrongdoer. This means that, even if the owner is innocent, the property may still be seized.
Get Legal Help Now
For more information regarding asset forfeiture and your rights, contact a Fresno asset forfeiture attorney at Capozzi Law by calling 559-374-2012.