Drug Forfeitures Henry County
Drug asset forfeiture cases are civil lawsuits filed by the government to seize and obtain ownership of property that has been used in illegal drug-related activity. Although the basis for such law suits dates back to laws of medieval England, the idea of drug forfeitures today is more refined and is directed at recovering the expense of drug-enforcement activities.
Drug asset forfeiture is an attempt to take away property that people have used to benefit from illegal drug-related criminal activity. Law enforcement officers are allowed to seize property, such as automobiles, jewelry, currency, and other items of value, from individuals when the property is found in close proximity to drugs and/or drug paraphernalia. Property may also be seized if/when it is used to transport drugs and/or drug paraphernalia or if the property is acquired from drug profits. Paraphernalia and narcotics are forfeited to the State automatically and are destroyed by law enforcement.
Based in Geneseo, IL, Larry Vandersnick is the leading drug forfeiture law attorney. Larry is ready to represent individuals, throughout Henry County, including Kewanee, Annawan and Atkinson who have had property confiscated by the police or government because of its alleged use or affiliation with a drug charge.
Larry has the experience, resources, reputation, and a track record of success in defending clients against government or police property forfeitures due to felony drug charges.
More forfeiture information and Larry Vandersnick interviews:
- EDITORIAL: SEIZURE LAWS PROVIDE TEETH, INVITE ABUSE MAY 2014
- POLICE SEIZE MILLIONS IN THE QC AREA, USING FORFEITURE LAWS MAY 2014
- NO CHARGES, NO ARREST-BUT A LOSS OF THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS MAY 2014
- TO SEIZE OR NOT? SKEPTICS QUESTION IF FORFEITURES DETER OTHERS MAY 2014
- ‘INTERSTATE WHISPERS’ BOOST I-80 BUSTS IN HENRY COUNTY MAY 2014
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Mr. Vandersnick has firsthand knowledge of how the prosecution builds a case against an accused person and where it is likely to go wrong with its case.View Attorney Profile