Asset Seizure and Forfeiture

Attorneys in Detroit, Southfield & Ann Arbor

Under the assumption of doing everything possible to combat the scourge of illegal drugs and putting drug dealers behind bars, the State of Michigan has enacted harsh asset seizure and forfeiture laws. If you are merely suspected of a crime or are a patron in an establishment that is suspected of a crime during the time of a raid, your bank accounts, cash, cars, home and more can be seized by the police and never returned. You do not have to be convicted or even accused of a crime to have everything that you have worked for confiscated from you.

As an immigrant you are especially susceptible to asset seizure and your bank account and property can be seized for merely being suspected of an immigration-related offense like obtaining a marriage license for the sole purpose of obtaining a visa, or any other offense.

Since 1990, The Immigration and Naturalization Service has seized over 30,000 cars and trucks from immigrants suspected of trying to enter the country illegally. If you in any way aided or abetted another person who committed a crime, you can have your money seized by the state or federal government. When it comes to asset forfeiture in Michigan, violating immigration law ranks up there with drug dealing and income tax evasion.

If your property has been seized by the federal or the state government, you’ll need the help of an experienced and knowledgeable asset forfeiture attorneys like those at The Law Offices of Rathi and Associates to try and get it back. Our extensive understanding of asset forfeiture law can increase your chances of successful recovery or your property.

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