Police Property Seizure

Can the police seize my cash, vehicle or other property without a seizure warrant?

Not without probable cause to believe that it was used or attempted to be used in the commission of a felony. You are entitled to a swift hearing to determine if there was a proper seizure.

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Ray Lopez has practiced since 1990, with prior experience as a Hillsborough County assistant State attorney and lawyer for the Tampa Police Department. He handles all criminal charges, from traffic violations and misdemeanors to serious felonies and federal drug charges. He practices in all state and federal courts of the Tampa Bay area and throughout Florida, as well as criminal appeals, juvenile court, administrative hearings, and civil forfeiture proceedings.