Arneson and Geffen, PLLC are experienced in the Minnesota forfeiture laws and can ensure that your possessions, property and assets are protected as best as possible. The process of forfeiture, or the taking of your property by the state due to its relationship to criminal activity, is something that anyone facing certain criminal convictions may have to deal with. If your property, possessions or assets are believed to be used or acquired through a criminal act, then they are in jeopardy of being forfeited.
Forfeiture cases are handled outside the criminal courts and are a separate civil proceeding. What this means is that not only will you need to deal with the criminal implications of your arrest, but also the civil ones. Facing a criminal conviction is hard enough without having to rearrange your finances, your home life and your future due to forfeiture. A temporary loss of your car, your home, your office or your assets will most likely lead to complications and problems for your entire family. You may need to find a new place to live; you may need to go into financial debt; or you may need to find a different mode of transportation for the time being.
Instances of Forfeiture
Forfeiture can occur in a number of criminal cases, some of which are listed as follows:
- DWI, DUI and other vehicle offenses such as hit and run or vehicular homicide may result in your vehicle being taking away.
- White collar crimes, such as embezzlement or fraud, may result in your assets being frozen, if the courts believe they were acquired through illegal transactions.
- Racketeering or drug trafficking operations may lead to your home being forfeited if it is believed to have been used during the crime.
- Possessions, such as televisions, vehicles, clothing, etc may be forfeited if it is believed they were stolen or purchased illegally.
- Credit cards, debit cards, checks and other pieces of identity may be forfeited if you are involved in any fraudulent or identity theft crimes.
Handling Forfeiture Convictions
One of the reasons why forfeiture can be so frustrating is because you are already stressed and worried as is, without having to deal with the sudden loss of your belongings. It is important to seek legal representation for both the criminal aspect as well as the forfeiture aspect of any offense. Our attorneys can handle both so you can continue on with your life as best as possible.
Forfeiture Criminal Defense Lawyers Minneapolis
Arneson & Geffen, PLLC handle all forfeiture situations, from vehicle forfeiture to house forfeiture and can provide you and your family with the aggressive representation, dedicated legal assistance and a sound defense that will make all the difference to your case. Contact one of our skilled attorneys by calling 612-465-8581 for a free consultation.
Minneapolis Criminal Lawyer & Defense Attorney
Arneson & Geffen, PLLC represent clients throughout Minnesota, including the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Duluth, Rochester, Mankato, St. Cloud, Moorhead, Apple Valley, Blaine, Bloomington, Brooklyn Park, Burnsville, Coon Rapids, Eagan, Eden Prairie, Edina, Lakeville, Maple Grove, Maplewood, Minnetonka, Plymouth, Richfield, Roseville and Woodbury.