Customs Seizures & the Burden of Proof

Burden of Proof

Customs Seizures & the Burden of Proof>/h2>

The phrase burden of proof is a legal term of art that describes whose job it is to prove a case, and to what level of certainty. For example, in criminal matters it is the prosecutor’s job to prove the defendant guilty beyond a responsible doubt.

In a customs seizure case, the burden of proof is on the Government only to establish by a preponderance of the evidence that the property is subject to forfeiture; you the claimant can rebut this presumption if you can show you are an “innocent owner” as defined by the statue. Meaning you have to mount an offense to prove that your money not only was wrongfully seized, that it comes from a legitimate legal source, and that its intended use was a legitimate legal use. All elements must be proved by a preponderance of the evidence.

Our experienced Attorneys know what an uphill battle this is burden creates for those whose money is seized, we can help you gather documents, witnesses, and other evidence to meet this burden, win your case, and have you money returned to you.

With so much at stake, why risk it? To retain our experienced customs seizures lawyers call 877-406-6906, or contact us with a private message, we practice throughout the US.

If this has happened to you, or to a friend or loved one, time is of the essence, Call Now!

If your cash or property was seized by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection and you fail to act in a timely manner, then you will automatically lose. In most cases you must file a petition within 30 days of the seizure notice.

The Federal Government regularly seizes millions of dollars from Travelers every year, don’t let them take your money without a fight, Nationwide call our Attorneys at 877-406-6906 for a free consultation, or contact us with a private message

Last updated by at .

Speak Your Mind

*

© 2015 U.S. Customs Money Seizure Lawyers. All Rights Reserved.
Google+