Charged 1st degree felony(drug related), 08/ 2014. Money seized from bank account. Civil case money. Recently looked up case online to find out it has been closed in 04/ 2015. "dismissed for want of prosecution" says online. Had a lawyer that I hired for family case connected to this, so she would look into criminal and civil case from time to time. Never got served court papers, she advised me that was good, because if I did get served I would have to go to court and fight for my money. No longer my lawyer due to wrongful advise in the family case, but she told me that once they dismissed it, I would get my money. Consulted attorney couple days ago, said I could no longer get any money back. True? Have not been indicted for criminal charge. No funds 4 another lawyer. Get money myself?
You can try. Probably won't work, but if you have no money for lawyer, that may be your only choice. SOMEBODY filed something. Without know who filed what and when, nobody can give you real advice on this.
I would continue to call around to attorneys who work in asset forfeiture/seizure. Many take cases on contingency fees -- i.e., they take a portion of the amount recovered. If you keep hearing "there's nothing that can be done," you'll know you've probably each the end of the road.
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I agree with Mr. Lloyd - find someone who will take the case on a contingency to help you out. No one is going to work for free.
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