Police routinely confiscate property that is used unlawfully, property that is in possession of a suspect, and property that is used against an officer during the course of a criminal arrest. The property generally is held in a police inventory, and often is not returned to the suspect, unless the suspect makes a demand for return of the property. Weapons often fall into this category. While police may consider weapons dangerous in the hands of civilians, weapons are nonetheless private property, and generally of a high monetary and sentimental value. When the police have confiscated property and have refused to return it to its rightful owner, the rightful owner can petition the court for a writ of replevin, whereby the court commands the police by court order to return the confiscated or seized property. If the police or other authorities have wrongfully taken your personal property in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Broward County, or Miami Dade County, you should consult an experienced competent criminal defense attorney who can represent you in criminal court.
Kenneth P. Hassett of Hassett and Associates, P.A. is a criminal defense attorney who represents clients in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Broward County, Miami Dade County, and the rest of South Florida. Having a criminal defense lawyer to represent you in criminal court is advantageous, especially when charged with serious criminal offenses. Contact Hassett and Associates, P.A. for an immediate free consultation 24 hours per day seven days per week with a criminal defense attorney if you have been charged with these criminal offenses.