Civil and criminal forfeiture has grown dramatically in Dallas and nationwide
In theory, forfeiture deprives criminals of financial gain associated with wrongdoing. Unfortunately, forfeiture is ripe for abuse.
Through the forfeiture process, federal and state government agencies can seize homes, vehicles, cash and other property.
In criminal proceedings, the government must prove every element of a crime beyond a reasonable doubt. But in asset forfeiture, the burden of proof is far lower.
The feds can initiate civil forfeiture proceedings simply by showing probable cause that assets were connected with criminal activity. A criminal forfeiture takes place after a conviction. Obviously, forfeiture can deny your ability to retain competent legal representation.
If you’re facing seizure of your assets, the lawyer you hire will make a substantial difference in keeping or losing your property
You have the right to a hearing. These are difficult, but not impossible to win
Every step he takes in your case will be aimed at helping you keep or get back what is rightfully yours.
Dan Guthrie is well-versed in these legal, procedural and strategic issues, and he will work with former federal investigators and IRS agents to show your assets were acquired legitimately.
A Defense Attorney to Protect Your Assets Against Seizure
Dan Guthrie has steadfastly protected the rights of individuals facing pre-indictment or post-indictment forfeiture actions. His background includes serving as a state and federal prosecutor as well as years of experience as the head of white collar defense group at one of Texas’ largest firms. His experience at all stages of a criminal proceeding gives his clients the best chance of achieving success in civil and criminal forfeiture actions.
If you are under federal investigation or indictment anywhere in the United States, contact white collar defense attorney Dan C. Guthrie, Jr.