Federal Civil and Criminal Forfeiture Defense Attorney

If arrested and charged with a criminal offense, you may have your property seized through a “civil forfeiture” action. An experienced defense attorney can help you contest a forfeiture action and aggressively defend you against the charges you are facing.

Contact Us today by email or call (602) 790-6583 to speak with former prosecutor John W. Moore, a skilled Arizona criminal defense lawyer.

Civil Forfeiture Actions

Former Deputy County Attorney John W. Moore offers sound legal guidance to clients facing civil forfeiture actions in related to criminal charges. Prosecutors use forfeiture in the prosecution of a number of crimes, but they are especially common in drug crime cases.

Types of personal property subject to forfeiture include:

  • Illegal contraband: This includes property such as smuggled goods, illegal drugs and illegal weapons.
  • Proceeds from illegal activity: Money and property that can be traced back to illegal activity such as gambling rings, prostitution and drug sales may be seized.
  • Property used in the commission of a crime: A car, a house and computer are examples of property that can be used in committing a crime — and are subject to forfeiture.

John W. Moore offers aggressive representation in fighting the civil forfeiture action brought against you by the State or Federal Government.

As a former prosecutor, we understand forfeiture issues from both sides of the criminal justice system. We put this perspective to work, protecting your rights and your personal property.