Detroit Forfeiture Lawyers

Criminal Defense Representation in Wayne, Macomb & Oakland Counties

State and federal law enforcement agencies include seizures of property as part of aggressive practices where they claim to have some evidence to show the assets were used to facilitate crime, were acquired as proceeds of criminal activity or are only substitute for assets claimed derived from crime but are no longer available. These actions may limit your abilities to use money in bank accounts. They are sometimes pursued as civil actions still requiring a response in court. 

Whether you are faced with a civil or a criminal forfeiture, you need to promptly review the surrounding facts and alternative courses of action with competent counsel. If you are married and your spouse has an interest in the property seized, it may be necessary for your spouse to seek separate representation concerning his or her interest in the seized assets at the earliest possible time. 

Property involved in a forfeiture action can include: 

  • Cash 
  • Bank and investment accounts 
  • Real estate 
  • Vehicles, boats and planes 
  • Firearms 
  • Other paraphernalia seized at the time of arrest

Arrange for a free consultation with a Detroit forfeiture attorney at Gurewitz & Raben, PLC via our online request form or by telephone at (313) 488-4422.

  • People v Peeler, 509 Mich 381 (2022) Favorable Outcome
  • United States v. Garcia, 143 F Supp2d 279 (ED MI 2000) Favorable Outcome
  • Carpenter v United States, 138 S Ct 2206 (2018) Favorable Outcome

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