During the course of criminal investigations, your personal property may be subject to seizure by the government. Even in the absence of a criminal conviction, the government may bring a criminal or civil forfeiture action. In an effort to achieve a favorable outcome for his client, As a Michigan Criminal & Civil Forfeiture Defense Lawyer, Mr. Jocuns leverages his knowledge of the forfeiture statutes with a robust promotion of your interest in the seized property.
Civil forfeiture actions are particularly problematic since they occur when law enforcement seizes assets from you as part of suspected criminal activity, yet you’re never charged with a crime. Such actions may seek forfeiture of automobiles, homes, and cash that are claimed to be instrumental in or product of criminal conduct.
One flagrant example is the seizure of cash from individuals carrying money through TSA security check point or waiting for flights at domestic airports. Technically, civil forfeiture actions are against the property, rather than the person, but such issues as whether the property was lawfully seized still apply. Mr. Jocuns has been successful in securing the release of your property wrongfully seized and/or reaching negotiated settlements resulting in the return of substantial portions of cash that was seized.
I am ready and willing to help you get the process started… Contact me at: (810) 245-8900
Bernard, a Lapeer Criminal Defense Lawyer believes that people always come first! With that mantra in mind Bernard does not work for Judges, Prosecutors, Law Enforcement, Insurance Companies or other attorneys. “This is a grassroots practice that provides zealous representation in a non-pretentious manner”. Bernard’s comfort level is in the Courtroom and firmly believes that even a case with a bad set of facts can prevail in a positive manner.
The court system can be very complex and overwhelming to maneuver, but Lapeer general crimes defense lawyer, Bernard A. Jocuns will help you build the strategy your defense needs while guiding you through the process in an intuitive manner.
If you are being investigated for or have been arrested, it’s critical to get the help of a knowledgeable criminal defense lawyer with the expertise you will need to get the best possible outcome.
Being arrested can be a very confusing and upsetting experience but you have Constitutional rights to a lawyer and a fair trial. You also have the right to have an attorney before you tell the police or District Attorney anything about the charges against you and the State must prove its case against you beyond a reasonable doubt.