There are two types of vehicle forfeiture:
Civil Vehicle Forfeiture:
Florida law permits the civil forfeiture of property used in connection with a felony offense, such as the use of a motor vehicle during the commission of the sale or possession of controlled substances. Civil vehicle forfeiture proceedings only requires the state to show a "preponderance of the evidence" as the standard.
Criminal DUI Vehicle Forfeiture:
Criminal DUI Forfeiture may be in play any time someone is arrested for a DUI offense, or if at the time of your arrest, your privilege to drive is already under suspension, cancellation, or revocation as a result of a prior DUI conviction. In a Criminal DUI case the State must prove it's case "beyond a reasonable doubt."
Even if the individual is successfully acquitted in the Criminal DUI case, they may still find that they have been unsuccessful in civil forfeiture proceedings. Our law office will defend your legal rights in both Civil Forfeiture, and Criminal DUI Forfeiture.
We are experienced, prepared, and well qualified to represent you in even the most difficult of legal challenges you may be facing. We are well versed in driving under the influence, DUI defense, and criminal law, and know how to apply the law to your specific legal needs and goals.
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David Kaplow received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the State University of New York at Binghamton, his Master of Arts degree from the University of Chicago, and his Juris Doctor from Florida State University.
For over 20 years, David Kaplow has been practicing criminal defense law on the Treasure Coast. When he began his career as an Assistant Public Defender, David Kaplow successfully defended his clients with dedication and compassion. He was quickly promoted to handle major felony charges while serving as the head of the Misdemeanor Division in Martin County.
David Kaplow has helped thousands of clients charged with both misdemeanors and felonies. He also has extensive experience representing clients in jury trials on charges ranging from misdemeanor offenses such as DUI, domestic battery and retail theft, to more serious felonies like drug sales, aggravated battery, sexual offenses, attempted murder and murder.