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Civil asset forfeiture: When is it wrongful?

When any of your property or assets are taken by authorities, it can feel like nothing short of an illegal act. You may feel as though the police or law enforcement officers have committed an illegal offense against you. Unfortunately, this is the reality for many people every month, and it is called civil asset forfeiture.

Important notes on civil asset forfeiture

Being subject to civil asset forfeiture can be a very stressful position to be in. Civil asset forfeiture means that a member of a law enforcement team has the legal right to cease and confiscate property that he or she has a reason to believe has been a part of some legal activity. This could be your car or another valuable possession that you own.

Auto repossession: How to avoid it

When you're leasing a car, it's not a great idea to miss a payment. Of course, sometimes life gets in the way and you forget, or financial difficulties make it impossible. But it is likely that you depend on your car to get you to work, or take your kids to school. Therefore it's really important that you keep on top of your payments, since losing a car can turn your life upside down.

What is wage garnishment and how can you avoid it?

Have you ever received your paycheck and been confused by the low amount, wondering why there have already been deductions by debt collectors before you got to receive the money? This type of wage deduction is known as wage garnishment, and it means that debt collectors have successfully managed to take their owed money directly from your paycheck.

Civil asset forfeiture: What you need to know

Civil asset forfeiture can happen when the police or other civil institution suspects that money or another asset has or is intended to be used for wrongdoing. For example, this could be a situation where a person is carrying a large sum of cash on their person for the intent of buying a large item. If the police find this large sum of cash in their possession, it may give them reason to believe that they are using the money for the purchase of drugs, and may then decide to confiscate the money.

We fight for our clients after wrongful repossessions

If you ever had your vehicle repossessed for non-payment, you know how frustrating it can be. The proliferation of repo reality shows may make for entertaining television, but in real life, repossession of a person's vehicle is traumatic — and sometimes illegal.

Learn your options after a wrongful repossession

Repossessions are a difficult topic for many people to think about. Losing an item that you purchased simply because you can't keep up with the payments is hard; however, when the item is wrongfully repossessed, you might feel even worse. We know that you probably have some questions about what constitutes a wrongful repossession and what you can do about it. We can evaluate the situation and let you know what options you have.

Foreclosures in Minnesota reach a new low

In 2016, there were roughly 5,300 properties that went into foreclosure in Minnesota. While that still shows that thousands of people were impacted, it is worth noting that the number is 26 percent lower than it was in 2015. It's also the lowest number that the state has seen in more than 10 years.

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