At The Law Office of Douglas Parr, my reputation as an extremely thorough and aggressive trial attorney is both strengthened and tempered by the fact that I am also selective about the cases I represent. My peers recognize that I make a point of addressing serious legal issues in need of more than a resolution — they need strong, aggressive, determined and zealous representation.
Both state and federal government agencies have the ability to seize property that is supposedly derived from illegal conduct. The assets could be virtually anything, including houses, cars, jewelry, artwork and cash. Most criminal activity resulting in asset forfeiture is drug related, but it could be connected to white collar crimes such as fraud or money laundering.
Highway criminal interdiction or highway drug interdiction can result in the search of your vehicle and the seizure of property, particularly large quantities of cash. In Oklahoma City, interstates such as I-35, I-40 and I-244 are closely monitored by law enforcement agencies. If the police find large quantities of cash, they may choose to seize the funds and forfeit them to the state, despite having no proof of connection to drugs or other illegal activity — this is a form of illegal search and seizure.
Illegal Search And Seizure
An illegal search and seizure is a form of police misconduct and a violation of the constitutional rights guaranteed by the Fourth Amendment. When the police search a residence, vehicle or other location, they must follow the appropriate procedures. That includes having the appropriate information, evidence and legal documentation in place. If these steps are not followed, then there may be grounds for having the evidence thrown out and the property returned.
I put more than 30 years of experience handling asset forfeiture and illegal search and seizure cases, behind every case assessment. After going over the details of the situation, I will provide you with a straightforward evaluation. I will also explain how the legal process works and what to expect in terms of time, costs and benefits.
Experienced Illegal Search And Seizure In Oklahoma County And Canadian County Lawyer
From my office in Oklahoma City, I represent clients throughout the state of Oklahoma. Call 800-787-2415 to arrange a free initial consultation with me, Douglas L. Parr, an experienced Oklahoma City asset forfeiture attorney.