Joel Bacher, Forfeiture Lawyer for When Your Assets Are Seized
If your personal property, such as car or home, was used in the commission of a crime, the government through law enforcement offices can petition the courts to seize such things as assets derived from illegal activities. Getting them back is not a simple matter of asking for them in a form. Surprisingly, assets can be sought even if there is insufficient evidence to pursue a criminal charge, because the burden of proof that a crime has been committed is much lower in civil court than in criminal court. In other words, if all things point that the house in which you’re living was obtained by illegal activity without obvious criminal activity, law enforcement can seize your house.
What to Do if Forfeiture Proceedings are Underway to Seize Your Assets
In order to challenge law enforcement’s pursuit of forfeiture of your assets you must file a claim within certain time limits. You can do this alone or you can do far more securely by hiring a forfeiture attorney familiar with the nuances of forfeiture law to help you. Showing up alone at a court office in pursuit of your property can subject you to a question and answer in the form of a “chat” that can be used against you. As such it is unwise to deal with authorities on recovering assets, especially if there is a criminal charge at hand. Best you DO NOT talk to the authorities. Hire a forfeiture attorney that is also a criminal defense attorney ASAP. Exercise you rights to remain silent.
Joel Bacher: Criminal Defense Lawyer Fighting Forfeiture Action in Northern New Jersey
Forfeiture, oftentimes, is an overreach by law enforcement. Even when they are confident, there are lawful conditions that must be met before a seizure. For example, an illegal search may have led to suspicion of illegal activity leading to a forfeiture. In other instances, the owner of assets seized, such as a rental property, had no clue that illegal activity was occurring on his property. I, Joel Bacher, am here to defend your rights. I have, for forty years, successfully defended numerous charges that involved forfeiture and other white collar crimes. My Wayne law office has achieved numerous recoveries of assets seized. If you being subject to a forfeiture and are uncertain how to claim property that rightfully belongs to you, contact me as soon as possible. I promise to help. The call to discuss your case is free.
Why Choose The Law Office of Joel Bacher to Defend You from Forfeiture?
- 40 Years Litigation Experience
- Free Initial Consultation
- Extensive Trial Experience
- Certified for Civil Trial by the NJ Supreme Court
- 24/7/365 Call Center and availability
- Evening Hours for Personal Meetings
- Fully Licensed in New York and New Jersey, and all Federal Courts as well
For the best criminal defense in Wayne, Paterson, Passaic County and all of New Jersey, contact Joel Bacher at The Law Offices of Joel Bacher, for a free consultation. Telephone 973-720-8111 or click to send an email. All consultations and written correspondences will be kept strictly confidential.