Maryland Asset Forfeiture Law in Drug Cases

The police seized my money/vehicle/property, can I get it back?

This situation happens all too often with drug possession and distribution cases. The police arrest someone for a drug offense and happen to find cash in their possession or in their home or vehicle. The police claim the money was used in furtherance of the drug offense and therefore it is their right to seize it. Sometimes the police will seize a car, saying that the motor vehicle was used for drug distribution, or seize a home or other property.

The bad news is that yes, the police are permitted to seize cash and other property that is found “in close proximity” to the contraband controlled dangerous substance.

The good news is that you can get the property back. Regardless of the outcome of the criminal case against you–even if you pled guilty or were found guilty–you still have an opportunity to rebut the presumption that the property is tied to the drugs.

A skilled and experienced attorney can help you get your assets returned. An attorney will know the steps to take and may be able to get your property back without having to go through further court proceedings. At the Law Offices of Christopher L. Peretti, we know the law and have experience handling asset forfeiture cases. We have successfully recovered property for our clients in and out of court. Call our office today at 301-875-3472 and we can help you get back what is rightfully yours.

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