Asset Forfeiture in New Jersey | What You Should Know

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If you have sustained a conviction and worry about your property, please read on, then contact an experienced Mercer County asset forfeiture defense lawyer to learn what you should know about asset forfeiture in New Jersey.

What is asset forfeiture in New Jersey?

Criminal asset forfeiture refers to the process under which any proceeds from illegal activity, property that is integral to the illegal acts and property used in committing a crime are all subject to seizure under the New Jersey Forfeiture Law. Such proceedings occur against a person after sustaining a conviction for an underlying criminal offense. Forfeiture laws allow the government to keep the seized cash and property, destroy the property or sell it and keep the proceeds to fund a number of activities.

How do you know if you need an assets forfeiture lawyer in New Jersey?

To determine if you will require the services of a Mercer County assets forfeiture lawyer, you should ask yourself the following questions:

  • Did the authorities seize your property because of an erroneous claim that it was part of an illegal transaction?
  • Did the authorities confiscate and seize your property without due process?

The government can confiscate, and ultimately seize, property and assets if they can prove that they are “ill-gotten gains.” Sometimes, the government will confiscate or seize your property without due cause or explanation. Before the state legislature changed the law, police officers frequently confiscated and seized defendants’ property in order to benefit themselves financially. While the bar has been raised, you may still have your property wrongfully seized.

How can a Mercer County criminal defense lawyer help you?

Even if you have sustained a conviction, you still do not necessarily deserve to have your rightful property taken from you. The fact of the matter is that no one, not even those proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt, should have to deal with a case of wrongful asset forfeiture on their own, which is why you should reach out to a skilled Mercer County criminal defense lawyer. Our firm will fully apprise you of your rights and responsibilities and offer guidance through every step of this process. We will also develop strategies and produce evidence that supports your assertion that your property is not connected with any alleged criminal offense. In New Jersey, even the convicted have rights. Do yourself a favor and give us a call today. We will fight for you and your future.


Here at the Law Office of Douglas Herring, we believe that everyone accused of a crime is entitled to due process. No one facing a criminal matter should proceed without a competent attorney on their side. We are here to listen to your case, determine the best strategy going forward, and fight for your rights. Contact us today so we can get started. 

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