Asset forfeiture is one of the most powerful – and potentially unfair – weapons the government can use against people, regardless of whether they are guilty of a crime.
Asset forfeiture occurs when the government takes away someone’s private property, simply because the authorities suspect the property was obtained through criminal activity. California’s asset forfeiture laws allow cops and prosecutors to seize most types of property–including land, houses, boats, cars, money, and the like.
An asset forfeiture proceeding is a lawsuit by the government against the property, not against its owners. In plain terms, it does not matter whether the owner of the property is found guilty or has committed a crime at all—all that counts is that they can still lose their property to asset forfeiture.As a result, you have fewer rights and protections in an asset forfeiture proceeding than you do in a criminal case.
Therefore, it is critical that you contact the Route 66 Law Group and speak with a professional that will fight aggressively to get back your hard earned property.
If you are looking for excellent legal services for Civil Asset Forfeiture in the Inland Empire, including Rancho Cucamonga, Fontana, Ontario, Upland, Pomona, and even Los Angeles County or Orange County, then contact us.