Today I (attarney Dan Nevins) was able to secure the return of $1,639.00 to a client previously charged with a narcotics offense in Berks County, PA. The money had been seized by Police incident to the arrest for Possession of Marijuana and Paraphernalia and pursuant to the forfeiture statute in the Drug Act. In the end, the Commonwealth agreed to return the funds to my client and not proceed to forfeiture.
The law can be strict with regard to money or property seized by law enforcement during a drug investigation. Of course, on many occasions the cash found by police in a warranted raid on a drug house is clearly proceeds of the drug trade and should be properly forfeited. Sometimes, though, money or property found is completely unrelated to narcotics or actually owned by an innocent third party. If property has been taken from you as part of a criminal investigation you may be entitled to relief. Call our office today for a free consultation.