Have you been pulled over by the cops? Has your home been raided? Did the cops seize your cash, car, cell phone, computer, guns or other personal property? Do you want it back? Then you need an Iowa property seizure lawyer! We litigate cases for the return of seized property when no one else will. Seized property cases are complicated and often accompany criminal charges. We have successfully litigated numerous cases in which the state or federal government has sought to forfeit such items as our clients’ cars, personal property and cash well in excess of $100,000.00.
Our seizure and forfeiture cases arise from criminal and noncriminal charges as well as criminal interdiction stops on Interstates 80 and 35. These interdiction stops have become a frequent source of seized property cases, particularly in Pottawattamie, Cass, Adair, Dallas, Jasper, Poweshiek and Iowa Counties. State Troopers, notably Trooper Vanderweil, Trooper Clyde, Trooper Baker, Trooper Zenor, and Trooper Taylor are the usual culprits. And let’s not forget Deputy Miller in Pottawattamie County. Read more about these interdiction stops here and here.
Iowa Code Chapter 809 & 809A govern the seizure and forfeiture of your property by the police. Property is most often seized pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 809.
If your property has been seized by the police for any reason call us immediately. If the police have given you notice of seizure for forfeiture, notice of pending forfeiture or the State has filed a forfeiture petition, you must act immediately. If you do not promptly file the appropriate paperwork in response to the State’s actions, you will lose all rights to your property and the State will obtain forfeiture by default. You need an Iowa property seizure lawyer. DO NOT HESITATE! ACT NOW! CALL US! (515) 224-7446.by