Civil Asset Forfeiture

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Experienced Civil Asset Forfeiture Attorney

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Civil Asset Forfeiture, which is sometimes called “Civil Seizure,” is a controversial legal practice where law enforcement officers take property from people who they suspect are involved with crime or other illegal activity, without the police having to charge the property owners with any wrongdoing at all. In many cases, property is seized without anyone being arrested.

If you had property seized by police in Dallas or elsewhere in Texas, a criminal defense attorney with experience in Civil Asset Forfeiture can help. Dallas attorney Bret Schmidt has that experience, and he is ready to help you defend your rights.

Dallas Civil Asset Forfeiture Attorney

Will Help You Get Your Property Back

If the police have seized your property in a Civil Asset Forfeiture, Dallas attorney Bret Schmidt can help get it back. Many people think that once the police have taken their possessions, it’s up to the police to decide whether or not to give them back. So after their property has been seized, they don’t try to get it back and end up losing everything the police had taken.

It doesn’t have to be that way. You do have valuable rights to your property, whether or not you are charged with a crime. But you have to act quickly. You will lose your rights to your property if you don’t take the correct actions before the legal deadline.

If you have had your property seized from you by law enforcement, please let me help you get it back.

A Civil Asset Forfeiture Attorney in Dallas Who You Can Trust

Bret Schmidt is known throughout Dallas and the state of Texas for his knowledge, skill, and dedication and for the way he cares about his clients. He thinks it’s a shame that the police get away with keeping the property of so many people, just because people are not aware of their legal rights.

When dealing with a Civil Asset Forfeiture, it’s important to act fast. You must beat the deadline to apply to get your property back. If your property was seized, whether or not you were also charged with a criminal offense, call Bret right away at 214-526-1100. The law in Civil Asset Forfeitures can be on your side, but you can’t wait too long — and attorney Bret Schmidt has the experience and skill to handle these complicated matters.

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Andrew Prince
Andrew Prince
19:21 04 Feb 22
Helped me out when I needed it, I would recommend him forsure.
Nicholas M.
Nicholas M.
21:34 21 Feb 20
Bret is an amazing attorney and a great person. He has helped me and my family in so many ways. Not only is he a great lawyer but he truly cares about the people he works with and... wants the best for them. I owe Bret a great deal of gratitude for all he has done for me. I could not recommend him more
Emily M
Emily M
22:35 17 Feb 20
This guy is the BEST!!!! He is so helpful, HONEST and dependable!! He has helped my family and friends. Bret Schmidt is an outstanding attorney! The justice system is so scary and... intimidating, but if you need help from an honest person and great lawyer, Bret Schmidt is the best one out there! Thanks for all of your help, Bret!! You’re amazing!!read more
Ms. Duwrite Do
Ms. Duwrite Do
20:45 17 Feb 20
I can only say I thank God for blessing me with Bret, he has been more than legal counsel for me he has been my family! He is very considerate and compassionate and truly cares... about your well being, whether you have money or not!! I can only say if you need a great lawyer then you better give Mr. Schmidt a call, you won’t regret it!! Again you were truly God sent!!!!!read more
Rachael Proctor
Rachael Proctor
19:38 17 Feb 20
My husband and I turned to Bret when his probation was almost over, but the amount of Community Service he had was ridiculous for anyone who has to work a normal 8-5. Bret worked... with us, it was cost effective, and he had my husband take care of everything he needed to. We were able to get the Community Service hours waived and expunged of all charges. Well worth it and i wish we didn't wait 9 years to do this! Probably could have cut down probation if we'd have gone this route sooner. Thanks for being an amazing and caring attorney!read more
james opsahl
james opsahl
12:19 17 Feb 20
If I could give Mr. Schmidt a 6 star review I would. He has been my attorney for years, and has always gone the extra mile in his representation of my past issues with the... criminal justice system. Bret (I'll call him that because he is also my friend) not only provided top notch representation for me, he has been instrumental in my return to society and me maintaining sobriety and living life the way it's supposed to be lived. Bret is always available to offer advice and guidance, even though the issues I hired him to represent me on have long passed. I have found that he has concern and empathy for his clients, unlike the majority of criminal lawyers whose main concerns revolve around money. Bret is a strong family man, and a devout Christian. I am proud to call him my friend. A better attorney and man such as Bret is a more
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Criminal Defense

When you stand accused of a crime, your liberty and freedom are at stake. To protect yourself, you need to retain a Dallas criminal defense attorney who has experience with these cases. Bret Schmidt has that experience, and he is ready to help.

Civil Asset Forfeiture

If you had property seized by police in the United States, a criminal defense attorney with experience in Civil Asset Forfeiture can help. Dallas attorney Bret Schmidt has that experience, and he is ready to help you defend your rights.

Law Office of Bret W. Schmidt, PC
900 Jackson Street Suite 635
Dallas, TX 75202


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