Know Your Rights
In California, asset forfeiture happens when government agents, without probable cause, seize your property and start forfeiture proceedings under one of two assumptions:
You do not have enough money to hire a California criminal defense lawyer who will fight to regain possession of your property;
You are fearful of the government making further investigations if you challenge their asset seizure.
Standing Your Ground
Naturally, many people are intimidated by the California government and allow asset forfeitures to continue for fear of repercussion. The good news is that you don’t have to tolerate this behavior.
At the Law Offices of Ronald A. Ziff, besides handling cases in need of a Los Angeles drug lawyer, these California criminal defense attorneys are thoroughly skilled in all aspects of how asset forfeiture works. One of our associates formerly held the position of Chief of the Asset Forfeiture Section of the US Attorneys’ Office for the Central District.
Immediately, you will be advised of what to expect, including the possibility of additional CA government investigation if your property seizure is challenged.
If you have received either a written Notice of Seizure or Notice of Forfeiture proceedings, take the following action for best results:
Seek Legal Advice. Since the forfeiture notice will give you more than one option, it is best to hand your matter over to a qualified California asset forfeiture lawyer, such as Ronald Ziff, who will guide you in deciding which form to file:
Petition for Remission or Mitigation
Petition for Administrative Relief
Go to Court. If you want a judge or jury to decide your case, a claim must be properly filed; assistance from a skilled CA asset forfeiture attorney will maximize your chances of winning.
Time Matters. In most cases, you will have only 30 days to respond to this notice. Failing to do so in the allotted time period or filing the wrong form could cost you your property—permanently!
Your Best Asset Forfeiture Defense
Get your strongest defense by securing an experienced California asset forfeiture attorney. More than a Los Angeles drug lawyer, Ronald A. Ziff, is a former California State prosecutor and criminal defense attorney. Mr. Ziff is fully prepared to present a winning argument on your behalf.
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