Virginia law allows law enforcement to seize and forfeit money and other property that was used in or derived from various illegal acts. Therefore, if you are charged with one of those criminal offenses, law enforcement may be seeking to forfeit your money or property in addition to incarcerating you for the offense. If you have had money or property seized by law enforcement, you should contact attorneys immediately. The asset forfeiture provisions of the Virginia Code impose strict guidelines that the Commonwealth must follow when pursuing an asset forfeiture matter. An experienced attorney will ensure those guidelines are complied with and will discuss strategies to protect your assets.