Asset Seizure and Forfeiture Lawyer in Tennessee
At the Stengel Law Firm in Memphis, I represent individuals whose assets have been seized by the government. Seized assets can include money or property, and may involve the Tennessee Highway Patrol or the local or federal law enforcement.
What to expect when your property is seized
When your assets are seized, you receive a Notice of Seizure. You have 30 days from the date you received the notice to file a property claim with the Department of Safety office in the county where your assets were seized. When you file your claim, you must also file a Petition for Hearing and file a Cost Bond of at least $350 for each filed claim.
If your money, vehicle or other property was seized due to narcotics, driving under the influence (DUI) or driving on a license revoked due to DUI, you must contact the Tennessee Department of Safety. If your property was seized due to suspected drug-related matters and for driving on a revoked license, you must file a Cost Bond of $700 for each filed claim.
Protecting your property—and you.
Whether your assets were seized because of your alleged involvement in illegal activities or simply due to a misunderstanding, I can help. As a skilled criminal defense attorney, I am adept at challenging the government's basis to hold your money or property, or their attempts to force you to forfeit your assets. I evaluate the details of your case and handle the administrative hearing and any appeals. And, as the government may seek to use the money or property seized from you to support other criminal charges, I strive to have your property reinstated and clear your name.
Let the Stengel Law Firm fight for you
If you or a loved one has lost property due to seizure or forfeiture, I stand ready to protect your rights. Contact me online or call my office at 901.527.3535 to schedule a free initial consultation. I look forward to speaking with you.