Defending Against Asset Forfeiture
If the government believes you possess assets that were the proceeds of a crime or were used to fund criminal activity, it may attempt to seize them through asset forfeiture.
At Christiansen Trial Lawyers, we represent people who are facing asset forfeiture actions by the state or federal government. We can help you mount an effective criminal defense while helping you keep ownership of your personal property.
Asset Forfeiture and Criminal Defense
Asset forfeiture is typically used by the government in drug crime cases, but also can be used in racketeering and other criminal offense cases. Any assets connected with criminal activity are subject to forfeiture, including cars used to transport drugs, and money derived from drug sales and other criminal activities.
Before seizing your property, the government must establish probable cause that your property is subject to forfeiture. Since these are typically civil proceedings, the burden of proof is lower than in a criminal case. You must only prove “on a preponderance of the evidence” that your property is not subject to forfeiture.
Our lawyers can represent you in civil court, handling all aspects of your asset forfeiture defense. We can also represent you in criminal proceedings. Our goal is protecting you from the actions of the government, and helping you keep your property and your freedom.
Let Us Help You
If you are in danger of having your assets seized by the government, we are here to help. Contact us today online or by telephone at (702) 357-9977 to speak with an experienced Las Vegas, Nevada, criminal defense lawyer.