Lawmakers in both the Oklahoma Legislature and the U.S. Congress have passed aggressive asset seizure and forfeiture laws in an effort to discourage illegal drug sales. These laws authorize the seizure and forfeiture of assets, which were obtained by criminal conduct. These laws also enable law enforcement to seize property used to facilitate a crime.
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Asset Seizure and Forfeiture Examples
The seizure of a truck used to traffic illegal drugs or the seizure of a home used to manufacture drugs are examples of the types of asset seizures that occur on an ongoing basis throughout Oklahoma. The grounds for seizure are different for federal and state courts; therefore, it is important that your attorney knows which governmental agency has seized the property. It is imperative that you hire an attorney that has knowledge about federal and state forfeiture laws to protect your property.
Your Legal Right to Due Process
The legal process used to forfeit or transfer ownership of the seized property under state or federal law requires that legal notice be given to the owners of the property. A due process hearing will be held before ownership of the property/assets can pass to either the state or federal government.
At the Law Office of Robert R. Robles, I will use more than 30 years of experience to challenge the forfeiture of the property. There are many different defenses to forfeiture that are available to you depending on the circumstances. I can help examine the facts of the case, develop a strong defense and determine whether or not it is in your best interest to pursue the seized property in a forfeiture action.
Criminal Defense Attorney Robert R. Robles
If you or someone you care about has been charged with a federal drug crime and has had their property wrongfully seized in the greater Oklahoma City area, an asset seizure and forfeiture lawyer must be contacted immediately. I invite you to contact the Law Office of Robert R. Robles in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma for more information about how I can help you. I will thoroughly evaluate your case and create a solid defense strategy to minimize or dismiss charges. I am committed to finding practical solutions to legal problems. I firmly believe that a client is more than a file number. My clients are given personalized legal services that cater to their specific needs. I will defend your rights with fervor and stand beside you every step of the way. The initial consultation is free. Major credit cards are accepted.