Asset Forfeitures & Criminal Charges in Miami, Florida
Miami Criminal Defense Attorney
Under both state and federal law, government agencies have the authority to seize money and property in certain situations. This is referred to as asset forfeiture. Asset forfeiture can have a significant impact on a defendant in a criminal case, limiting his or her ability to retain legal counsel and to even pay living expenses or provide for his or her family. Personal property may be at risk if law enforcement can prove that it was obtained with money that resulted from carrying out criminal acts. Boats, cars and even real estate may be at risk of being seized if law enforcement can prove it was used to commit these crimes.
If you would like to take advantage of the full protection the legal system and Constitution have to offer, contact Miami criminal defense attorney Michael Mirer today. Attorney Mirer is highly experienced in handling cases involving asset forfeiture, large or small. With his experience in state and federal court, Mr. Mirer can effectively defend your rights in the face of your criminal charges as well as in relation to your money and personal property.
When Am I At Risk of Facing Asset Forfeiture?
There are particular situations which may warrant asset forfeiture, including the following:
- Money obtained in drug trafficking cases
- Property (boats, motor vehicles, real estate, etc.) that has been obtained via drug trafficking, fraud or other illegal activity
- Money obtained via fraud, such as by mortgage fraud, mail fraud or wire fraud
- Motor vehicles, real estate or other property that was used to commit drug crimes or fraud
- RICO violations and cases involving racketeering
- Money or property related to a money laundering case
However, these factors may vary depending on the unique case. For more information about asset forfeiture and how it may affect you in relation to your criminal charges, contact Miami criminal lawyer Michael Mirer today.