New York Federal Asset Forfeiture Defense Lawyer
As many of our international and American citizen clients have discovered, the United States government can seize property related to any criminal charges or investigations. Through administrative actions, the government can take any type of property: real estate, money, U.S.-based inventory, automobiles and other valuables. The value of seized property may range from almost nothing to many thousands or millions of dollars.
As long as government representatives have cause to believe that the property to be seized came about as a result of criminal activity or was being used to commit a crime, the individual owner may lose that property through forfeiture. The property may start out as U.S.-owned property. Even after transfer of ownership to someone in a foreign country, if that country has an agreement with the U.S., American agents can seize the property in that other country.
For example, an airplane parts manufacturer attempting to sell goods to Iran in violation of the trade embargo with that country may have the goods confiscated by the U.S. federal government. Meanwhile, the funds being transferred to purchase the airplane parts may be seized, as well. Likewise, interrupting a drug trafficking shipment, federal agents may seize whatever boat, car or truck is being used to transport the forbidden substances.
Federal Asset Forfeiture Defense Attorneys
When a law enforcement agency seizes personal property, there may be a window of opportunity to recover those goods and assets through appropriate legal actions. An aggressive, experienced lawyer is an essential advocate at this time. Our years of experience in international and transactional criminal defense have given Brill Legal Group, P.C., a great deal of the knowledge that we have used to enable clients to recover frozen assets and seized assets.
From law offices in Manhattan, Hauppauge, Hempstead and East Hampton, the Brill Legal Group represents U.S. and international clients in state and federal courts in New York City, Nassau County and Suffolk County. Our clients come from local communities such as Southampton, East Hampton and any of the boroughs of New York City — or from other parts of New York, the U.S. and nations worldwide.
Contact us today for a free initial consultation regarding seizure of assets by the U.S. government. We accept calls 24 hours a day, seven days a week and 365 days a year.
Manhattan 212-233-4141 — Suffolk 631-204-8254 — Nassau 516-206-2002 — East Hampton — 631-204-8254 — Toll free 888-315-9841