Forfeitures

Minneapolis and St. Paul Forfeitures Lawyer

If you have been charged with a crime, such as DWI, you could potentially face a conviction that results in criminal penalties.  However, the consequences can go further than fines and jail time; you could also face property forfeiture if it is believed that the property was used in the commission of a crime. For instance, it is common for a DUI or DWI charges to result in the vehicle being forfeited since the vehicle is involved in the commission of the alleged crime.

It can be very difficult to have to give up something that you have worked hard to have.  It may even seem unjust and there are some cases in which it is. If you are facing forfeiture because you have been accused of a crime, it is important to speak to Pete Dahlquist as soon as possible so work can begin on your case.  You have a limited time to challenge the forfeiture of your vehicle or property.  You will also learn about your rights and options so you can fight the criminal charge against you, the forfeiture, and other possible consequences.

Experienced With All Types Of Forfeiture

There are many different types of property that can be forfeited. They include:

  • Jewelry
  • Vehicles
  • Homes
  • Home office equipment
  • Boats
  • Recreational vehicles
  • Weapons

When your property has been seized, you do have the right to fight for it back, but you have only a certain amount of time to take action.

When you fight forfeiture, you show why the forfeiture was unfair or unnecessary.  Perhaps your computer was seized because it was used in an alleged Internet crime or your home was seized after a drug crime arrest or a homicide. Property that is believed to have been purchased with stolen money can be seized and so much more.

Taking Action Fast On Your Behalf

It is very important that you seek legal help today from Pete Dahlquist. It is possible for your property to be forfeited before you ever have a chance to defend yourself against the criminal charges. It is also possible for it to occur after the outcome of your case has been determined.

When you have been faced with forfeiture, you are facing a major adjustment in life.  If you lose your vehicle, for instance, you may not be able to drive to and from work.  This can mean finding an alternate form of transportation. If you lose your home, then you need to find another place to live. These are reasons why you need to exercise your right to fight so you can obtain a much better outcome.

Contact Pete Dahlquist

Forfeitures are the result of some DWI charges. However, they can be challenged and it is your right to do so.  If your vehicle has been forfeited because you are suspected of driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol, you have a limited amount of time to challenge that forfeiture. If you have been charged with DWI/DUI and you need to challenge forfeiture, Dahlquist Law, LLC can help you. Call 612-677-8357 for a free consultation.