Cash Seizure Recovery
Getting your seized cash back from the Police
If the prosecuting authorities reasonably suspect that cash discovered during a search is to be used for unlawful conduct or is the product of criminal activity, the cash can be seized pending an investigation and a possible application for forfeiture.
In order to secure your cash back, it must be proven using the balance of probabilities that the money is not going to be used for criminal activity, and that it was not procured through illegal activity.
Early advice is vital in cash seizure cases, and we often represent clients in two aspects of these proceedings:
- Applications for the return of cash on behalf of individuals from whom the cash was seized; and
- Intervening on behalf of individuals or corporate clients claiming ownership of cash seized from another individual or associated premises