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Dallas Asset Forfeiture Lawyer

Texas Asset Forfeiture Attorney Serving Dallas

Did you know that federal law and the law in Texas give law enforcement agencies the authority to seize your assets if they believe that the assets are somehow connected to illegal activity? Even more concerning is the reality that the state can potentially keep your assets if you do not take the appropriate action to recover them.

If you have had cash, a vehicle, or other property seized by a state or federal law enforcement agency, the team at Spencer & Associates is here to help you get your property back. At our firm, we understand the challenges you are likely to be facing in recovering seized assets, and we will work hard to help you avoid forfeiture. We are well-versed in the applicable laws, and we recognize the importance of acting quickly to ensure that your rights and best interests are fully protected throughout the proceedings.



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Civil Asset Forfeiture

Police departments and other law enforcement agencies in Texas are authorized to seize assets from private individuals if those assets are suspected to have been generated by or involved in the commission of a crime. In order to keep your assets, the police must file a civil forfeiture lawsuit regarding the property. During such proceedings, it is crucial to have an experienced civil asset forfeiture attorney looking out for your best interests.

gavelCourt Rulings

United States v. Tarnawa

4:03-cr-0144-1 (E.D. Tex.) affd, 182 Fed. Appx. 294, 2006 WL 1307537, cert denied, 549 U.S. 1012 (EDTx 2006)

United States v. Fairley

(N.D. Miss.), rev’d in part, 880 F.3d 198 (5th Cir. 2018)

United States ex rel. Harman v. Trinity Industries

U.S. ex rel. Harman v. Trinity Industries, Inc. (5th Cir. 2017)

What is Civil Asset Forfeiture?

Civil asset forfeiture is the process through which law enforcement can seize and keep property connected to criminal activity.

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The Importance of Hiring an Asset Forfeiture Lawyer

It is almost impossible to recover seized assets without the help of a qualified attorney who has experience in asset forfeiture cases.

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Understanding CMIRs

A party that brings more than $10,000 in cash into the United States must usually file a CMIR form with the U.S. Treasury Department.

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How Do I Get My Seized Property Back?

In order to recover your seized property, you and your attorney will need to show that your assets were not generated by or connected to a crime.

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What Types of Assets Are Commonly Seized?

Texas law enforcement agencies are empowered to seize what the law refers to as “contraband” from private citizens. Contraband can be any asset or property that is suspected to have been generated by or used in the commission of a crime. Asset seizures commonly involve vehicles, large sums of cash, real estate holdings, weapons, and much more. Our team is ready and willing to help you recover your seized property.

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For more information about our firm and how we can help with your civil asset forfeiture case, reach out to us today. We offer free initial consultations.

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Dallas, TX 75225
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