Criminal & CBP Asset Forfeiture

Criminal Asset Forfeiture Attorney in Queens, New York

Asset forfeiture is the situation where government officials seize a person’s funds or property which they consider have been obtained as part of unlawful activities. Search and seizures require a warrant or a violation of the  Fourth Amendment could be the result of law enforcement actions. Some situations necessitate search without a warrant, and seizure of assets, but the majority do not. We protect our clients from wrongful asset forfeiture.

New York Forfeiture Law

Prosecutors in New York are able to exercise criminal forfeiture in drug cases far easier than in other kinds of criminal cases. Examples of things that that can be taken from are you cash, bank accounts, valuable consumer goods such as jewelry or vehicles, and land.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection Petitions

Another situation in which you may experience forfeiture is at the hands of Customs and Border Protection (CBP). Our firm can help you
petition for relief from forfeitures of merchandise that occurred while you were dealing with CBP.

Federal Civil Forfeiture Litigation

Civil forfeiture is when the federal government seizes property, money, goods, or other possessions from an individual. This should only happen when there is probable of wrongdoing and criminal activity, but this is not always the case.

If you have had your money or property taken from you by Law Enforcement through asset forfeiture, Maria Mateo PC can help you in recovering your assets.

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