Protect Your Assets From Forfeiture At State And Federal Levels

Facing criminal charges in Wisconsin is difficult enough without the added dilemma of having assets seized by the government. Many times the assets that have been seized are the exact ones you would rely on to fund your defense against criminal charges. Fighting for the return of the seized assets may be the only way that you will be able to afford a costly defense of your rights against criminal charges.

While most cases that involve asset forfeiture are federal drug crimes, a growing number of asset forfeitures are occurring at the state level. Another differentiation in asset forfeiture cases is between civil and criminal asset forfeiture. In civil forfeiture, the government has not yet charged the person suspected of a crime, but the government can still seize their assets.

When you are fighting for the return of valuable assets, you need to choose a lawyer who understands and has experience in the particular type of asset forfeiture case you are involved with.

Exceptional Criminal Defense Trial Attorney

At the Law Office of Stephen M. Govin, LLC, attorney Stephen Govin brings essential experience to the fight for your property. Fighting asset forfeiture is a highly specialized area of law, and Stephen has been helping people secure the return of seized property for a very long time. Some of the critical issues that need to be kept in mind while building a successful case for the return of seized assets include:

  • Deadlines — A missed filing deadline can close out any opportunity for the recovery of your assets.
  • What you include in a claim — Including the wrong information in a claim for the return of seized assets can result in further difficulties such as perjury charges or the loss of any further claim to the asset.
  • Holding the government accountable to the deadlines imposed upon the government — Far too often attorneys who do not handle forfeiture cases on a regular basis let the government get away with missing deadlines that otherwise could result in your property being returned.

Experienced Help In Protecting Your Assets

Attorney Stephen M. Govin has assisted many clients in securing the return of seized assets. His proven experience could be on your side. As a Milwaukee asset forfeiture attorney, Stephen Govin provides the strongest defense of his clients' rights. Stephen handles every case personally. Schedule an initial consultation with Stephen by calling his Milwaukee law office at 414-395-5620 or email the office online.