Related Civil Representation
Often, when an individual is facing criminal charges, whether they are still under investigation or have already been charged, there are a myriad of collateral consequences that must be dealt with while at the same time being sensitive to the repercussions of your criminal matter.
Criminal and Civil Asset Forfeiture
Asset forfeiture is one of the most controversial aspects of law enforcement. Forfeiture laws allow the government to permanently take away property from an individual simply because the property may have been associated with a crime or a person accused of a crime, even if there is no conviction.
Defenses to asset forfeiture can include:
- Owner of the property is innocent
- Unreasonable delay in forfeiture hearing
- Unreasonable search and seizure
- Excessive fine
The Law Offices of Vadim A. Glozman are dedicated to helping individuals that fall victim to such law enforcement overreach. We have been able to secure the return of various types of property to our clients including hundreds of thousands of dollars in seized money, as well as houses, automobiles, and other property.
It is an unfortunate reality of our criminal justice system that many innocent and law-abiding individuals fall victim to abusive and overzealous law enforcement. Not only could your rights have been violated during the investigation and prosecution of your case, but you may have been the victim of excessive force and brutality at the hands of police officers.
Civil rights violations may include:
- Due process violations
- Excessive force
- False arrests
- Malicious prosecution
- Wrongful conviction
- Wrongful death by police
Our attorneys work hand-in-hand with other civil rights lawyers to diligently protect your rights. We not only make sure that we maintain our clients’ innocence, but we protect them from law enforcement that have overstepped their authority and seek any remedies that may be available.
Many individuals that are charged with a white-collar offense also face disciplinary action from a professional licensing board such as the Illinois Department of Professional and Financial Regulation (IDFPR) and the Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Committee (ARDC). Investigations arising out of these disciplinary commissions often accompany criminal investigation.
Even if there is a finding of not guilty or a criminal investigation does not result in charges being filed, there are still serious, long-term ramifications that will result from a disciplinary action from a professional licensing board. This includes revocation or suspension of licenses and loss of reputation.
At the Law Offices of Vadim A. Glozman we have successfully represented professions facing disciplinary charges by licensing boards. Our clients have included lawyers, nurses, therapists, and others, all of whom were able to continue practicing in their chosen profession without losing their license for any period of time or suffering any other sort of reprimand on their record.
The Law Offices of Vadim A. Glozman represents individuals being investigated by state and federal regulatory agencies such as the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the Illinois Department of Employment Security, the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS), and many more.
Our office also has experience representing public officials during inquiries made through investigative agencies such as the Office of the Legislative Inspector General, as well as representing individuals during internal investigations being conducted by their employers.
Regardless of the type of civil investigation you are facing, it is necessary to retain an attorney experienced in protecting your rights and ensuring that you do not face possible future criminal implications.
Title IX Defense
A college student that faces serious accusations of sexual assault or other disciplinary misconduct may face severe consequences that will follow them for the rest of their lives. Title IX is a federal civil rights law that requires colleges and universities to investigate and address any such claims. These investigations are handled independently of any criminal investigation that may occur.
Our firm is ready to defend any student that finds themselves facing suspension or expulsion. We are dedicated that ensuring that our clients receive the proper due process as we navigate the particular college’s or university’s code of conduct and develop a defense strategy that will protect the student’s college education and future career.
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