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Protecting Your Property From Criminal Forfeiture

The forfeiture of assets can happen for a variety of reasons, even if the police have limited proof. In criminal forfeiture cases, they may seize your property as part of a criminal investigation. Whether or not you’re found guilty, they may not need to return it to you.

If your property was seized by the authorities, hiring a skilled criminal forfeiture attorney can help you determine your next step. This may involve filing a claim for the property, filing a petition or other legal measures. Without an attorney, however,  it’s unlikely that you’ll be able to retrieve any of your property.

If you’ve been forced to forfeit assets to the police and think your rights may have been violated, call The Herrmann Law Firm today. Located in Amarillo, the firm represents clients throughout Texas whose property has been seized and will fight to ensure that you are treated fairly.

Why And When Assets Are Seized By Law Enforcement

Property may be forfeited in several ways, but the most common include criminal forfeiture, civil forfeiture and administrative forfeiture. Unlike civil forfeiture, in which a person doesn’t need to be charged with a crime for their property to be seized, criminal forfeiture usually happens in connection with a crime. If you’ve been arrested and the police suspect a piece of your property as being connected to your offense, they may seize those assets. This could include bank account information, paperwork, drug paraphernalia and a wide variety of other items.

If you’ve been accused of a crime and your property has been seized in relation to your offense, call attorney Paul Herrmann today. As a former prosecutor, he understands the justice system and isn’t afraid of the courtroom. When your freedom is at stake, work with a lawyer who has a reputation for success.

Get The Legal Help You Need

Criminal defense attorney Paul Herrmann is certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and works with clients throughout the Texas panhandle. For a free consultation about your criminal forfeiture case, call the firm today at 806-553-1912. You can also reach the attorney online by sending him a message.