For a large number of individuals who are convicted of a crime, it is common to find that they had some kind of gain in terms of money or other assets. If these were a direct result of the crime committed - such as money gained from any form of fraud - they can be subject to forfeiture and seizure by the government. The same can be said for assets or items that were used during the commission of the crime.
At Jason D. Lamm Attorney at Law, our Phoenix criminal defense lawyer has more than 25 years of experience helping individuals facing asset forfeiture. We know that there are times when law enforcement officers and government agencies may try to seize more than just what was used in a crime, and we stand up for your rights.
Why Did the Government Seize My Assets?
This usually occurs to individuals who are suspected of or have been found guilty of what we would call a white collar crime – one involving money laundering, embezzlement, fraud, or another means of theft. It’s the aim of the federal government to “take the profit out of crime”.
The government will attempt to seize property if they believe:
- The property in question was attained as a result of the crimes committed
- The property in question was used to commit the crime
What Defenses Exist to Help Me Keep My Property?
When it comes to defending our clients' rights, we are tenacious and diligent in our case preparation. We understand that when you come to us for help, you are facing a number of factors that can affect your entire life and cost you assets that you may have rightfully earned. We work hard to gather the necessary evidence and information to help you reach a favorable resolution.
The following are the most crucial defenses that will help you keep your assets:
- The alleged crime was never committed, or was not committed by you
- The asset in question was not used to help commit the alleged crime
- The asset or assets in question are not actually owned by you
- Law enforcement violated your constitutional rights when discovering the assets in question
Our approach is designed to help you navigate the legal process with the most favorable outcome in mind. We are fully committed to helping you obtain real results when you need them most. At Jason D. Lamm Attorney at Law, your goals are our priority and your freedom is at the center of everything we do.
Contact our firm at (602) 663-9100 today.
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