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Criminal Forfeiture Charges in Fort Lauderdale

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Forfeiture proceedings often run parallel to criminal cases. When you work with our firm, we can thoroughly review your case and help determine whether your money or property was wrongfully seized by the government in an illegal search and seizure, or if they are attempting to keep your money or property for other unlawful reasons. If your rights, such as those protected by the Fourth Amendment, were violated in any manner by law enforcement, Rudenberg and Glasser, P.A. may be able to help. Our criminal defense attorneys in Fort Lauderdale stand ready to aggressively protect the rights of our clients and ensure that they obtain the resolutions they deserve.

Contact us today for a free case evaluation, before it is too late to act!

What Is Forfeiture?

The government has the right to seize property connected to illegal activity. This is considered forfeiture. There are two types: criminal and civil. Criminal forfeiture requires a conviction before the state takes items. Civil forfeiture does not require a conviction but allows for removal of things considered criminal or involved in illegal activity.

Property subject to forfeiture includes the following:

  • Contraband
  • Proceeds from illegal activity
  • Tools used to commit a crime

Civil forfeiture is most often used by law enforcement, because it does not require a conviction. In some cases, this power can be abused and result in the illegal search and seizure of your property.

That is where our Fort Lauderdale criminal attorneys come in.

Why You Need Legal Representation for Forfeiture

When you choose to work with a lawyer from our firm, we can defend you against the government's allegations that a crime occurred. In addition, we can argue for suppression of evidence that may have been obtained during an illegal search and seizure. Your rights and property are under direct attack in forfeiture proceedings, so it is imperative that you have an aggressive legal advocate on your side. If you feel that your property is at stake or that your rights have been infringed upon, we encourage you to contact our office.

Fight for Your Rights with Rudenberg and Glasser!

Law enforcement abuse is unfortunately a common occurrence. Many citizens become victims to the corruption of detectives and local investigators every day. At our firm, we understand you may be facing a difficult time in your life and that you could be experiencing complications stemming from a criminal accusation. Let us relieve the burden and stress of dealing with this situation on your own. When you retain the services of our firm, we will take the time to thoroughly review your case and develop a personalized resolution. We will help protect you, your rights, and your property. With thousands of cases handled, you can trust in our experienced legal guidance.

For more information, contact our firm to schedule a free initial consultation. 

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