We Protect Your Rights And Any Property That Is Subject To Forfeiture
If arrested and charged with a criminal offense, you may have your property seized through a “civil forfeiture” action. An experienced defense attorney can help you contest a forfeiture action and aggressively defend you against the charges you are facing. The attorneys at Bachner & Associates, PC are here to stand up for your rights.
Civil Forfeiture Actions
At Bachner & Associates, PC, we offer sound legal guidance to clients facing civil forfeiture actions in relation to criminal defense. Prosecutors use forfeiture in the prosecution of a number of crimes, but they are especially common in drug crime cases.
Types of personal property subject to forfeiture include:
- Illegal contraband: This includes property such as smuggled goods, illegal drugs and illegal weapons.
- Proceeds from illegal activity: Money and property that can be traced back to illegal activity such as gambling rings, prostitution and extortion may be seized.
- Property used in the commission of a crime: A car, a house and computer are examples of property that can be used in committing a crime — and are subject to forfeiture.
Why Work With Us?
Our attorneys can help you with all matters related to fighting the criminal charges you face as well as the important matter of avoiding a forfeiture action. We are experienced litigators who have practiced extensively in state and federal courts throughout New York.
As former prosecutors, we understand forfeiture issues from both sides of the criminal justice system. We put this perspective to work, protecting our clients’ rights and their property.