Nassau County Vehicle Forfeiture
This site is somewhat unique in that it is here to address one limited issue
only, the forfeit (loss) of the vehicle you were operating at the time of your
arrest, following an arrest for Driving While Intoxicated or
Driving With Ability Impaired by alcohol or drugs in Nassau County, New York.
criminal defense firm representing a multitude of clients who have been charged
with Driving Wile Intoxicated or Driving While Impaired by Alcohol or Drugs we
found ourselves confronted by the fact that the resolution of our clients'
criminal matters was not really the end of their problem. Forfeiting a
vehicle frequently had a greater consequence than the penalties set forth in the
Approximately four months after our clients' arrest they would be served in a civil
action in which the County sought to take the car they were driving regardless
of the facts and in spite of what we believed to be case law prohibiting their
actions. Repeated discussions with the County Attorney's office failed to
produce a modification of their approach to vehicle forfeiture and we were left
with no choice but to challenge their actions in Court to prevent the seizure of
vehicles under circumstance where existing law clearly prohibited such action.
We were successful in our very first matter and the decision was of sufficient
importance that it was published in the New York Law Journal, the most widely
read legal publication in New York. We have continued to represent parties whose
vehicles are the subject of forfeiture actions and we continue to offer free
consultations for the purpose of determining whether we can prevent the seizure
of the vehicle in your case as well.
We offer free
consultations. Vehicle Forfeiture is avoidable.
handles a wide variety of matters, including DWI and other criminal defense,
chemical and breath test refusal hearings and defense of civil forfeiture
actions. Simply put, if it falls anywhere within the broad definition of
"Criminal Law" we do it. Maintaining offices in Nassau and Queens counties our
staff stands ready to assist in the resolution of all criminal, administrative
and civil proceedings.
Keith, Shapiro & Ford
666 Old Country Road,
Garden City, New York
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