The purpose of Will County Forfeiture law is to remove the instruments and fruits of criminality from criminals. If a drunk driver loses his car, he cannot drive drunk again. If a drug dealer loses his profit, he will not stay in the business of selling drugs. This loss of property is in addition to any criminal penalty associated with a particular crime. Joliet Forfeiture is also called asset forfeiture or civil forfeiture. The main problem with forfeiture cases is that the person who is criminally responsible is rarely the owner of the property in question. As such, the government wants to take property from you because of another person’s poor choices. This is not fair, and as such, you need someone who will fight for you.
Forfeiture cases are handled in civil forfeiture court. Once the government establishes probable cause that the property is subject to forfeiture, the property or asset owner must prove otherwise. In civil forfeiture cases, the owner is not necessarily judged guilty of any crime. While the criminal and civil case is pending the property usually remains in the hands of police
There are many examples of forfeiture. The government can seize homes or cars used for drug trafficking. Another example of forfeiture is forfeiting a driver's license or losing driving privileges due to offenses like multiple traffic violations or drunk driving.
Bretz, Flynn & Associates has handled forfeiture in Joliet for many years. Our experienced and knowledgeable attorneys can leverage the forfeiture laws in Joliet to skillfully argue your case and help produce favorable results. Hard evidence and records are especially important for swaying the verdict in your favor. Forfeiture may be prevented entirely or reversed by Joliet forfeiture laws.
You do not need to suffer the loss that Joliet forfeiture can deal. Call Bretz, Flynn & Associates today at (815) 740-1545 to find out how we can help you protect what is rightfully yours.