Eric Bain gets client’s vehicle returned in forfeiture case that was past the challenge deadline
Date: November 2019
Case: Vehicle Forfeiture
Attorney: Eric W.M. Bain
Result: Many months after the deadline had passed to challenge a forfeiture, Eric’s client came to him for help. A few years earlier, Eric’s client bought a vehicle for his daughter and she ended up getting it forfeited after a drug charge. Despite the passage of the forfeiture deadline, Eric persisted in filing a challenge and prepared to argue excusable neglect and to present an innocent owner defense. Immediately before the court trial, an agreement was worked out where the vehicle was returned and the forfeiture case was dismissed.