Was your property was seized unjustly? Are you missing out on employment opportunities because a criminal conviction? Let Attorney Carter seek justice for you. He has handled numerous civil forfeiture and expungement cases with outstanding results.
Representation in Civil Forfeitures
Attorney Carter has successfully represented clients in civil forfeiture cases. In Mississippi and many other states, legislatures have enacted forfeiture statutes which authorize law enforcement to seize the property of persons who use that property to commit crimes. Law enforcement agencies typically use these laws when they find a large amount of money during a search or arrest and illegal drugs are found. In these situations, law enforcement can seize the money, your car, house, and sometimes land. Fortunately, the state is required to prove that the crime committed has some connection with the property seized. In forfeiture cases, you need an attorney who is familiar with the intricate details of forfeiture law to recover your property. The cases below represent some of the results of Attorney Carter’s vigorous advocacy in civil forfeiture cases.
- Secured return of thirty-thousand dollars ($30,000) by arguing its seizure was the product of an illegal vehicle stop.
- Secured return of nine-thousand two hundred dollars ($9,200) by arguing its seizure was the product of an illegal search.
- Secured return of three thousand five hundred dollars ($3,500) by arguing client’s actions were not prohibited by forfeiture statute.
- Secured return of two thousand eight hundred dollars ($2,800) by arguing its seizure was the product of an illegal search.
- Secured return of Chevy Tahoe by arguing that owner had no knowledge of prohibited conduct.
Having a criminal record could cause you to lose out on employment opportunities. When a charge or crime is expunged, it is as though no crime was ever committed. Criminal charges and convictions can have negative consequences for persons seeking employment and especially those hoping to enter certain careers. Many employment opportunities and career endeavors are often unavailable to them. Mississippi law allows for some of these charges and convictions to be expunged. When a charge or crime is expunged, it is as though no crime was ever committed. Therefore, when questions about your criminal history are asked on an employment application, you can state that you have no such record involving the expunged charge. Attorney Carter has successfully represented clients in expungement proceedings and he is ready to provide personalized and professional legal services in your case.