Seizure of Property / Forfeiture


  • Forfeiture of $15,600 – Seizure by Florida Highway Patrol, Judgement reversed and money returned by 4th District Court of Appeal of Florida
  • Forfeiture of Ford Van – Seizure by Sweetwater Police.  Every Detective from Police Force suspended or indicted.  Judge orders van returned.
  • Forfeiture of $79,000 – Seizure by DEA at Miami Airport after search of suitcase.  All currency returned.
  • Forfeiture of 37′ Midnight Express – Seized by DEA, returned to owner.  Seized again one year later, returned to owner, after boat was painted the second time.
  • Forfeiture of Eastern Airlines Boeing 747 – Seized by DEA after co-pilot had kilos of cocaine under his seat.  Jet returned to Eastern Airlines.
  • Forfeiture of Lear Jet – Seized by DEA.  Returned to owner after one year of litigation.


“Mr. Soven served as Chairman of the Forfeiture Committee of the Criminal Law Section of The Florida Bar for six years”