The Houston Authority On Federal Civil Forfeitures
Federal civil forfeitures are a complex area of the law that involves civil procedure, criminal law and archaic maritime admiralty rules. In a federal civil forfeiture case, law enforcement will take a person’s assets without due cause. Law enforcement will then refuse to return the property because a person did not meet the deadline for filing the correct paperwork.
Greg Gladden Attorney At Law saw the resurgence of federal civil forfeitures as a young lawyer during the War on Drugs in the 1980s. Mr. Gladden has only seen these abuses of power rise over his nearly 40-year criminal defense legal career. He protects his clients’ rights in these complex cases and fights to recover their assets. Mr. Gladden’s Houston law firm represents Federal Civil Forfeiture clients across Texas.
A Knowledgeable Lawyer For Federal Civil Forfeitures
Because federal civil forfeiture cases involve civil and criminal law, many criminal defense and civil law attorneys are not aware of the correct procedures. Mr. Gladden has taught seminars to other attorneys on how to manage these cases and defend the rights of clients.
Time Is A Factor In Forfeiture Cases
People with seized assets should contact Mr. Gladden as soon as possible. There are strict deadlines and working with an attorney early can allow for the recovery of assets.