Minneapolis, MN asked in Cannabis & Marijuana Law and Criminal Law for Minnesota

Q: My car was seized because of a felony amount of marijuana will I get it back? Scott county mn

I was driving and got pulled over for not fully stopping at a stop sign. I had an odor of weed in my car. They gave me a notice of seizure and intent to forfeit. How do I get it back?

4 Lawyer Answers
William Bailey
William Bailey
Answered
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Bloomington, MN
  • Licensed in Minnesota

A: Hiring an attorney is going to be the best chance. At a minimum you should get a consult.

Luke Neuville
Luke Neuville
PREMIUM
Answered
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Minneapolis, MN
  • Licensed in Minnesota

A: There's a legal process available to try to get your vehicle back, you also may have the opportunity to negotiate with the prosecutor to get your vehicle back. I would suggest calling some criminal defense attorneys, try to speak to a lawyer who will offer a free consultation.

Jonathan Matthew Holson
Jonathan Matthew Holson
Answered
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Rogers, MN
  • Licensed in Minnesota

A: You hire an attorney to review the forfeiture fir potential legal issues so that you can get your vehicle back.

Thomas C Gallagher
Thomas C Gallagher
Answered
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Minneapolis, MN
  • Licensed in Minnesota

A: The Notice of Seizure and Intent to Forfeit begins an administrative forfeiture under Minnesota law. (Note: Different states and jurisdictions, i.e. federal, have different laws and rules on civil asset forfeiture.) If gives notice of a time period for a legal challenge to the forfeiture. It's important to perfect the legal challenge within the deadline. It's best to get help from a criminal defense attorney. But of the car is low value, conciliation court is an option. Typically the private criminal defense attorney handling your criminal case, would be in the best position to handle your forfeiture case. So talk to your defense attorney, or find one.

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