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Q: How do you fill out an asset forfeiture opposing claim form

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Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Palm Desert, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: more info is needed.

not something I have ever done.

request a free consultation with a lawyer in your area to discuss this.

Joseph Abrams
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Joseph Abrams
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Anaheim, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: These forms usually come with detailed instructions. If there are no instructions, or you don't understand the instructions, you should consult with a local attorney with relevant experience.

- Law Office of Joseph Abrams, Anaheim, CA

Rhonda Mae Hixon
Rhonda Mae Hixon
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Redding, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: In a Claim Opposing Forfeiture (Judicial Council Form MC-200), the claimed property (if cash) is written as $xx,xxx U.S. Currency. The People are the Plaintiff; You are the Real Party in Interest. Most jurisdictions require a Civil Case Cover Sheet. File the claim in Superior Court within 30 days of the seizure or your notice of it. A file- stamped copy of the Claim must be served on the DA within 30 days of filing, and a proof of service returned to the court.

It's a good idea to have the assistance of a lawyer or paralegal. The next step is a full blown civil action, when the DA files a Complaint, and you must file an Answer.

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