Reasons behind cash seizures in relation to criminal activity

On Behalf of | Jan 31, 2019 | Cash Seizure

Asset seizure, including police officers taking cash, is something that most people hope will never happen to them. Still, this sometimes occurs because the officers tie the assets to criminal activities. This is where things might get a little iffy because some officers might try to link assets, especially cash, together with criminal activities even when there isn’t any evidence of that type of activity.

When your assets are taken, there is a chance that you might be able to reclaim them eventually. You will have to challenge the forfeiture. If it is found that the money or other assets were tied to criminal activities, you won’t be able to get it back. If it is found that you weren’t participating in any criminal activities, you will likely get the assets back.

There are several reasons why asset seizure is used in relation to criminal activity. First, it takes away the profits of the criminal activity. This can reduce the amount of money that the person can put back into those activities, which weakens the enterprise. It also punishes criminals and deters crimes.

Unfortunately, there are times when innocent people get caught up in this type of situation. It can be disheartening to have to deal with it. You know that you worked hard for your money and that you didn’t have anything illegal going on with it. Fighting for the assets that were taken from you might be a considerable battle. You should prepare yourself for a long battle and ensure you are doing everything necessary to get it back.