Drug Interdiction and Civil Forfeiture

 Drug Interdiction and Civil Forfeiture

Tennessee Drug Charges and Vehicle Confiscation

With more than 100 years of combined trial experience, we dedicate our professional lives to the fight for justice and to protect the quality of life for you and your loved ones, through highly personalized service and an unwavering commitment to excellence.

In many state and federal drug cases, you not only have to face criminal charges, but you also stand to lose substantial property–motor vehicles, real estate, or even cash–in a separate civil proceeding, based on the assumption that your property represents the proceeds of illegal drug sales, or that it was used in connection with a controlled substance offense. If you have been stopped at a checkpoint for drugs, and had cash or other property confiscated as part of a civil forfeiture case, contact a Nashville criminal defense attorney at Raybin & Weissman, P.C.

Our lawyers have achieved highly favorable results in many drug interdiction cases based on traffic stops anywhere in the Interstate 40 corridor between Memphis and Nashville. In some cases, we are able to prove that the traffic stop was defective based on the failure of the officers operating the checkpoint to conduct stops and searches in a constitutionally permissible manner. In other cases, we can demonstrate that racial profiling played an important role in the decision to target a particular vehicle for law enforcement attention. Proof of a legitimate source for the confiscated cash or property will also generally defeat the civil forfeiture case, whether or not drug charges are also filed against you.

The criminal defense lawyers who are members of our firm are all AV-rated* attorneys who average more than 30 years of legal experience each. Our practical understanding of the drug interdiction and civil forfeiture processes can represent a significant advantage for you in recovering confiscated cash, an impounded vehicle, or other property. If criminal drug charges are also filed against you, our experience can help you in that case as well.

For more information about each of our attorneys who practice criminal defense, please visit their individual profiles:

David L. Raybin
Ben Raybin

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