The government may seize your assets, if they believe they have been used to facilitate a crime. Seizures are growing increasingly more frequent, especially at the local level.
Typically, once the government seizes an asset, they are required to notify you, in writing, regarding the seizure. You have a very short timeframe in which to respond to the seizure complaint and/or notice. If you fail to respond in a timely manner, your assets may be lost forever.
In the State of Florida, for example, the seizing law enforcement agency must provide you with a Notice of Seizure and must inform you that you have a right to an Adversarial Preliminary Hearing (APH) regarding the seizure of the property. However, you MUST request the hearing within fifteen (15) days of your receipt of the Notice of Seizure, or your right to an APH hearing will be waived.
If you have received a notice of forfeiture, or if any of your assets have been seized by the government, you need to act fast and contact an experienced asset forfeiture attorney.
Call asset forfeiture attorney Robert E. Abreu, Esq. today if you are facing a seizure of your assets in State or Federal Court or if the government has already seized assets.