ASSET FORFEITURE

Asset forfeiture has become a very popular way for federal and state governments to punish those accused of criminal activity. In fact, now property owners may not even be charged with a crime but can still lose their assets.

If you have had your assets seized by the government, you need the services an attorney experienced in asset forfeiture immediately.

At the Law Office of Steven Jumes, we have experience representing clients facing all manners of asset forfeiture. Our knowledge and experience in this area provides us with tools to develop a strategy to navigate these types of cases and achieve the best possible outcome.

Founding Member, Steven Jumes is a former federal asset forfeiture prosecutor. In that position he handled civil and criminal asset forfeiture cases in the United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Texas. He has been Board Certified in Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization since 2003, and is known as a renowned asset forfeiture expert nation-wide. He has extensive state prosecution and defense experience. As a former prosecutor, Mr. Jumes has a unique understanding of prosecutorial strategies government attorneys use.

The asset forfeiture process is complex and in many ways set up to the government’s advantage.
He knows how the process works and can provide the creative defense strategies that will increase your chances of getting your property back.
Mr. Jumes is an expert in both state and federal asset forfeitures. Call (817) 934-6636 or click here to schedule a free consultation.

Results

Government agencies are serious about seizing and keeping private property they believe to be connected to crime. This process is known as asset forfeiture. Steven Jumes is recognized nation-wide as an expert in asset forfeiture defense, having made training presentations to prosecutors as well as defense attorneys. He has also been interviewed and quoted by multiple media outlets regarding state and federal forfeiture. He has used his expertise to help citizens and companies regain assets seized by prosecutors, police departments, and federal agencies. Below are some examples of successful outcomes achieved by Mr. Jumes.

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Return of more than $1 million seized from various bank accounts belonging to a car repair shop owner

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Return of over $135,000 seized from a bank account belonging to a small cell carrier business owner

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Removal of lien from home and return of seized gold bars belonging to a gaming machine business owner

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Return of more than $72,000 from an airport seizure

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Return of $1.5 million in seized money from multiple bank accounts from a professional gambler

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Return of more than $50,000 seized from a retirement home business

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Return of $14,000 to private citizen

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Return of warehouse and real property seized from a taxidermy business

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Return of more than $12,000 seized from private citizen

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Return of more than $17,000 seized from private citizen

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Return of $55,000 seized from a small business owner

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Return of $150,000 seized from a small business owner

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Return of more than $18,000 seized from a private individual

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Return of 2 Lexus’ and $10,000 seized from a private individual

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Return of more than $18,000 seized from a car repair shop owner

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Return of Camaro seized from a private citizen

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Return of Chevy Pickup to mother of accused person

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Return of Toyota Tundra to private citizen

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Return of Audi to innocent owner father

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Return of Cadillac to private citizen

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Return of GMC Yukon to private citizen

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Return of Toyota Cruiser seized from a private citizen

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Return of 4 cars and inspection instrument from a car repair shop owner

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Return of Suzuki motorcycle to private citizen

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Return of boat worth more than $65,000 to a precious metals business owner

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Return of 5 firearms and approximately $8,000 taken from private collection

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Removal of lien from home and return of more than $250,000 from a professional gambler

About State Asset Forfeiture

The asset forfeiture process involves a state governmental agency taking property from an individual because it claims that the property was either used in a crime or was purchased with the proceeds from a crime.

Under current law, property or belongings that were allegedly part of a criminal act, or the proceeds of a crime, can be seized by the government.

Asset seizure means the state government takes physical control of the assets and asset forfeiture deprives you of title and ownership of the assets.

There are two basic types of state asset forfeiture:

Criminal asset forfeiture – this is where assets are seized from someone who has been found guilty of a crime.

Civil asset forfeiture – this is where the state is allowed to sue the property itself and no criminal charges are required.

About Federal Asset Forfeiture

If you are facing federal white collar criminal charges, you should know that one of the first things the Department of Justice, FBI, DEA, or even local police departments does in investigating these cases is seize the assets of the person, or persons, being charged.

They will seize your bank accounts, real estate, vehicles, boats, planes, personal property and then seek forfeiture of those assets.

Asset seizure means the federal government takes physical control of the assets and asset forfeiture deprives you of title and ownership of the assets.

It’s a process that attorney Steven Jumes is well familiar with, as he used to work in the Asset Forfeiture Section of the Criminal Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Now he helps clients recover property following Federal Government seizures.

The sad truth is many people lose property to asset forfeiture simply because they don’t know their rights. Others fall victim to having an attorney who is simply not familiar with the often arcane and non-intuitive characteristics of an asset forfeiture case.

Having been on the other side of the bar, Attorney Steven Jumes knows what works, and what doesn’t, and can provide you with the best opportunity to get your property back.

He will put his years of insider experience to work for you. As your asset forfeiture attorney, he will create the best possible defense strategy and work to recover as much of your property as possible.

What to Do if You Are Facing Asset Forfeiture

The first step is to contact a knowledgeable and experienced asset forfeiture attorney like Steven Jumes.

Asset forfeiture is based upon principles in admiralty law formulated centuries ago. This means that the concepts and procedures in this legal area are arcane and unfamiliar to most attorneys. Asset forfeiture statutes are also complex and the process includes many deadlines. You need someone who is skilled and talented, as well as familiar with the process to guide you through it. Otherwise you risk making costly mistakes.

It’s also important not to lose hope. Many believe that once the government has seized an asset, there is little they can do to get it back. This is NOT the case. If you’ve had assets seized, your case may still not be over!

At the Law Office of Steven Jumes, we have experience getting seized property returned.

That’s why if you believe justice was not served in your case you need to give us a call. Our office is dedicated to obtaining just settlements for clients.

Why choose us? We have extensive knowledge and experience in asset forfeiture litigation. We have also built a strong reputation for working closely with clients to secure the return of their assets from both the state and federal governments.

The bottom line is you can count on us to investigate your case and to seek out the best possible relief.

More about What We Do for You in Regards to Asset Forfeiture

We will take a comprehensive, in-depth look at your case, studying everything about the investigatory process and available financial records to establish the legitimacy of your property.

During our investigation we will identify all issues and work with you to develop the most efficient strategy to get your property back.

You Can Count on Us to Always Have Your Best Interests in Mind

No matter what the odds, no matter how bleak things may look now, no matter how complex the issues involved, we are confident we can help you with your asset forfeiture case.

We will help you find the best possible arguments and present them in the best possible way, so that your chances of having your property returned skyrocket.

To learn more, call (817) 934-6636 or click here to schedule a free consultation.

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Asset Forfeiture Charges

State Asset Forfeiture

The asset forfeiture process involves a state governmental agency taking property from an individual because it claims that the property was either used in a crime or was purchased with the proceeds from a crime.

Federal Asset Forfeiture

If you are facing federal white collar criminal charges, you should know that one of the first things the Department of Justice, FBI, DEA, or even local police departments does in investigating these cases is seize the assets

Other Services

Federal Criminal Defense

Mr. Jumes is a former Assistant United States Attorney who has achieved successful outcomes for people facing all manners of federal charges including wire fraud, money laundering, conspiracy to possess drugs, and child pornography.

State Criminal Defense

Mr. Jumes has tried more than 100 state cases to a jury as both a prosecutor and defense attorney. He has achieved successful outcomes defending people for crimes such as aggravated sexual assault, theft, murder, dwi, and burglary.

Restitution Resolution

The financial consequences of a federal conviction have long lasting effects. Mr. Jumes has experience helping people protect their wages and assets from federal collection efforts after a sentence is served.