Atlanta US Customs Money Seizure

Atlanta US Customs Money Seizure

Atlanta US Customs Money Seizure:

Administrative seizures are authorized and are typically performed by U.S. Customs and Border Protection at points of entry into the U.S., like Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in Georgia, the world’s busiest airport, with more than 95 million passengers annually. Customs is authorized to seize any property it has probable cause to believe is contraband or is not in compliance with federal regulations.

We can use various administrative review processes to petition directly for return of the property, or you may sue the seizing agency in federal court. Generally, the law offers claimants few protections when Customs has seized their property. While administrative seizure is not a criminal action, they can accompany them, unfortunately the government’s burden of proof in a forfeiture proceeding is lower than in a criminal case.

The burden of proof being shifted to you, the claimant, who must then prove you have a legitimate claim. Civil forfeiture is understandably controversial because it amounts to stiff punishments without the protections of a trial. Have you had money seized in Atlanta Georgia, including Hartsfield- Jackson International Airport? We can help, over the years our firm has recovered hundreds of thousands of dollars on behalf of similar clients and may be able to help you too– if you or someone you know has had money or property taken by the US Customs and Border Patrol, Postal Inspectors, or the DEA, call our firm today for a free consultation! Our attorneys are ready to help you, time is of the essence. Call us now at 877-406-6906, or you can contact us with a private message.

Detroit CBP Seizes Undeclared Ammunition from CBP Trusted Traveler

CBP Trusted Traveler

The Ambassador bridge offers the NEXUS trusted traveler program to expedite border crossing for those individuals who are low risk and frequent travelers. The CBP Trusted Traveler program is appropriate for those who live or work across the border. It entails heightened initial investigation to grant the privilege of liberal travel thereafter. After the prescreening process, there is a zero tolerance policy in place and any violation results in the immediate suspension of the license. This pass works at northern border ports of entry, NEXUS kiosks, and Canadian Preclearance locations , as well as marine reporting locations.

On September 11, 2013 a 36 year old Canadian citizen who was a member of the CBP trusted traveler program was detained and search by the Department of Homeland Security. The man, who has not been identified by name, entered via the NEXUS lane. During a secondary inspection he was found to be traveling with $3,450 rounds of .22 caliber ammunition which was seized for failure to declare. The boxes of ammunition were hidden below the front passenger seat floor. This man will almost certainly be expelled from the NEXUS trusted traveler program based on the comments from Customs and Border Protection. It remains to be seen whether he will be prosecuted.

Victim of a money or goods seizure? Americans are supposed to be innocent until proven guilty, but civil forfeiture turns this principle on its head. With civil forfeiture, you are guilty of the violation with the effect that your money is held until you can prove that you are an innocent owner with a legitimate use for the money. We can help. Our firm has recovered hundreds of thousands of dollars on behalf of similarly situated clients and can help you too. If you have had cash or property seized by the US Customs and Border Patrol (CBP), Postal Inspectors, or the DEA call our firm today for a free consultation. Remember, time is of the essence. 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.

 

Detroit Customs Money Seizure? 877-406-6906 | Free Consultation

Detroit Customs Money Seizure

Have the US Customs and Border Patrol, Postal Inspectors, or the DEA seized your money or property in Detroit Michigan?

Detroit is the most populous city in Michigan, and is the seat of Wayne County. With its immense international border with Canada, it is a primary business, cultural, financial and transportation center in the Metro Detroit area, a region of 5.2 million people, and serves as a major port on the Detroit River connecting the Great Lakes system to the Saint Lawrence Seaway. Detroit is also the headquarters of Customs and Border Patrol’s Detroit Sector, and area of responsibility which includes Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio.

Because of Detroit’s international character, its population, its major airport, its water ways and ports, Customs and Border Patrol has a heavy presence here. If you have been accused of carrying a “suspicious” amount of cash, currency, check or goods, and/or if  any of the aforementioned government agencies have seized it, it’s on you to prove that the money isn’t connected to some illegal purpose. With over 15+ years of combined experience, we as seizure defense lawyers can help, advocating for the cause of those whose assets have been seized. If this has happened to you, you need an experienced federal seizure defense attorney working for you.

Victim of a Detroit Customs Money Seizure? including the Detroit Metropolitan Airport , with offices in Detroit, we can help, our firm has recovered hundreds of thousands of dollars on behalf of similar clients and can help you too– if you or someone you know has had money or property taken by the US Customs and Border Patrol, Postal Inspectors, or the DEA, call our firm today for a free consultation! Our attorneys are ready to help you, time is of the essence. Call us now at 877-406-6906, or you can contact us with a private message.

Pittsburgh Pennsylvania Money Seizure? | 877-406-6906

 

Pittsburgh Pennsylvania Money Seizure

Have the US Customs and Border Patrol, Postal Inspectors, or the DEA seized your money or property in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania?

Pittsburgh, “the Steel City” is the second-largest city in the U.S. State of Pennsylvania, and the largest in both the Ohio Valley and Appalachia and the 20th-largest in the U.S. Here like anywhere else in the United States the seizure and forfeiture laws available to government agents are unparalleled to any such state power. If you have been accused of carrying a “suspicious” amount of cash, i.e. any “large” sum of cash, whether 3,000.00 dollars or 3 million dollars, if  any of the aforementioned government agencies have seized it, it’s on you to prove that the money isn’t connected to a crime. This is what we call the intersection of civil law’s low burden of proof for prosecutors and criminal law’s aggressive reach. As Seizure defense lawyers we have been charged with keeping this power in check and advocating for the cause of those whose assets have been seized. If this has happened to you, you need experienced a diligent federal seizure defense attorney working for you.

Victim of a Pittsburgh Pennsylvania Money Seizure? including Pittsburgh International Airport, we can help, over the years our firm has recovered hundreds of thousands of dollars on behalf of similar clients and can help you too– if you or someone you know has had money or property taken by the US Customs and Border Patrol, Postal Inspectors, or the DEA, call our firm today for a free consultation! Our attorneys are ready to help you, time is of the essence. Call us now at 877-406-6906, or you can contact us with a private message.

SWEETGRASS, MT: Seized Kawasaki Motorcycle Returned

Yesterday, one of our attorneys received approval from US Customs and Border Patrol (US CBP) for the return of a client’s Kawasaki motorcycle.  US CBP seized the bike when the client, a Canadian citizen, was found using it to travel illegally into and throughout the United States.  The return of the motorcycle came after a months-long struggle with US CBP, including the filing of a lengthy initial petition as well as a subsequent supplemental petition.

US Customs Seizure Montana:

kawasakiIn fact, the client had illegally entered the United States from Canada, and he did so knowingly.  Despite this, our experts was able to convince US CBP that given the client’s circumstances, equity and justice warranted the return of the bike.  To start, the client did most of his work in the US, and though he knew his work visa had expired, he was desperate to cross the border to be able to work and continue to support himself in the meantime.  In addition, the motorcycle represented the client’s primary form of transportation and without it, he would be essentially immobilized.  Learning this, US CBP agreed that it would be fair to return the bike to him.

US Customs and Border Patrol can seize money or goods for a number of reasons, typically because it believes those items are connected with a crime such as, here, transporting an illegal alien, or other offenses like drug crimes.  However, this case goes to show that when US CBP seizes money or goods, even if the seizure is warranted and the individual is at fault, mitigating circumstances such as hardship can be enough to secure the return of the seized items.  If this has happened to you or a friend, call our customs lawyers today. The seized goods may be recovered, even if you believe you are responsible for the violation that caused the goods to be taken. However, time is of the essence.  Recovering seized goods is a complex, time-sensitive process that requires quick, strategic action.  You need an attorney who can quickly find the best course of action, who will begin fighting for you immediately, and who will continue to fight zealously on your behalf until your property is recovered.

Our knowledgeable, skilled, and experienced attorneys are available 24/7, nationwide, to consult with you for free and initiate out a plan to recover your property.  Again, time is of the essence, so call now!  Our office can easily be reached by phone at 877-406-6906, or you can contact us with a private message.

Port Huron Michigan Customs Seizure: $55,591.00 US Currency Seized/$50,591.00 Returned

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After nearly eight months of hard work, our team of customs attorneys recently recovered nearly $50,600.00 on behalf of a client whose funds were seized while crossing the US/Canada border in Port Huron, Michigan via the Blue Water Bridge.

This client, like many individuals traveling under stressful conditions, became flustered due to trouble crossing the border and failed to correctly report the amount of currency she possessed, merely as the result of confusion.  While she did, in good faith, report the money as required by law, she understated the amount she had.  Unfortunately, under reporting, just like failure to report at all, is enough to give US Customs and Border Patrol (US CBP) a reason to seize all the funds in a person’s possession.

Recovering money from US Customs requires individuals to quickly compile strong proof that the money seized is legitimate and that any failure to meet reporting requirements was an honest mistake.  Our customs lawyers spent months working to convince US CBP that the funds were from a legitimate source and that our client’s mistake was an honest one.  This process is long and complicated, and must be carried out strategically and with careful attention to the strict time limitations involved.  In order to obtain a successful recovery, as this client did, you need a lawyer who knows what kinds of proof will satisfy US CBP and who will zealously fight to get your money back before time runs out.

Port Huron Michigan Customs Seizure: $55,591.00 US Currency Seized/$50,591.00 Returned

The experts at our firm have recovered thousands of dollars on behalf of similar clients and may be able to help you too– if you or someone you know has lost money to US Customs and Border Patrol, call our firm today for a free consultation!  Our expert attorneys are standing by to give you the advice and tools you need to recover your money.  Time is of the essence so call us now at 877-406-6906, or contact us with a private message.

US Customs Seizure in Champlain New York: $18,001.00 US Currency, along with a 2010 Dodge Journey, Seized/$17,001.00 as well as the vehicle returned

US Customs Seizure in Champlain New York

In early August 2013, US Customs and Border Patrol notified our firm that one of our office had succeeded in recovering approximately $17,000.00 in US Currency along with a 2010 Dodge Journey, valued at around $14,000.00. This news came after several months of hard work and allowed us to help our client recover not only a significant amount of money, but also his key form of transportation.

US Customs and Border Patrol seized this client’s money when he and a family member attempted to travel by vehicle into New York from Canada and failed to report the cash that they were carrying with them.  This client, a Canadian citizen, regularly both travels and does business into the US, evening owning property here.  Despite this, and despite the fact that the money was completely legitimately sourced, US Customs and Border Patrol was still able to seize it due to their failure to report.

Unfortunately, failure to report funds upon border crossing is an honest mistake that many people make, and it can lead to extremely dire consequences if action is not taken immediately upon seizure.  While recovery is attainable, as was the case with this particular client, the process is not only complicated but also extremely time-sensitive.

Victim of a US Customs Seizure in Champlain New York? If this has happened to you or a loved one, don’t wait!  You need an expert lawyer who is familiar with the laws, procedures, and winning strategies for recovery—and you need someone who will give you the prompt, personalized attention to get this matter resolved within the appropriate time limits.  Let our expert legal team recover your money and contact us today for a free consultation!  Our attorneys are waiting to discuss your case 24/7 nationwide, so call us at 877-406-6906, or contact us with a private message.

Everything is bigger in Texas- Even the Texas Customs Seizures

Texas Customs Seizures

In early April U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents seized $80,000.00 at the Santa Teresa port of entry in addition to one pound of marijuana. The vehicle, a 2003 Ford Lobo driven by 23 year old Jose Jaquez, was traveling from the US to the driver’s home country of Mexico. Drug dogs alerted to a hidden floor compartment which revealed the drugs and cash contraband. The department notes that their primary directive is anti-terrorism but increased surveillance has the added effect of stopping smuggling of drugs and money.

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If this has happened to you or a friend, act now. Even if Customs has seized your money, there may be a way to recover if you act quickly enough.  We have expert attorneys who practice throughout the US and who will persevere until your money is recovered, so call us now for a free consultation at 877-406-6906, or contact us with a private message.  Victim of a Texas Customs Seizures? Time is of the essence!

HOUSTON, TX Money Seizure: $16,182.00 Seized/ $15,182.00 Returned

December 2012 was a busy season for travel, both for business and as part of the holidays. One of our clients was returning from work in Jordan, to his home in Houston, Texas, through the George Bush International Airport, unfortunately our client did not properly declare the money he carrying with him, and as a result the United States Customs and Border Patrol seized all of his cash.

The amount of cash our client was carrying was $16,182.00. He was carrying this money both to fund his travels, and to bring as gifts to the relatives he was visiting with for the Holiday season.

US Customs law and procedure can be complex and difficult to understand, and many of our clients have come to us as a result of the money seizure they suffered due to simple mistakes, or lack of declaring. If this has happened to you, a friend or family member, contact our attorneys now for a free consultation at 877-406-6906, or you can contact us with a private message.

HOUSTON, TX Money Seizure: $16,182.00 Seized/ $15,182.00 Returned

As a result of the hard work of our experienced and dedicated attorneys, our client saw a return of $15,182.00, in only three and half months. This impressive return of our clients cash is a wonderful example of how having the right attorneys fighting for you will insure success, and peace of mind. Our client was able to deliver his family gifts and maintain his professional and personal travel funds. To learn more about how our attorneys can help you call us now for your free consultation at 877-406-6906, or you can contact us with a private message.

US CBP Port of Los Angeles Money Seizure

Port of Los Angeles Money Seizure

Port of Los Angeles Money Seizure

The Port of Los Angeles is the most active freight container port in the United States, and also acts as a great resource for tourists, in addition to being a powerhouse for trade and transportation. The size of the Port of Los Angeles allows it to host over one million recreational travelers every year. The World Cruise center is based in the Port of Los Angeles, and is the self-declared most secure cruise passenger complex.

Location, security, and affordable travel options all add to the draw for the over one million travelers that visit the Port of Los Angeles every year. Whether traveling along the United States coast, or heading out to international waters, adventure seekers flock to the beautiful World Cruise center headquarters.

Whenever national or international travel is concerned, it is important to follow the rules and regulations established by the United States government, even if the Port of Los Angeles is a stopover on the way to other U.S. or international destinations.

Travelers are required to declare the transport, attempt to transport, or cause to transport currency or other forms of money that is $10,000.00 or more. If you fail to do so the United States Government will seize your money.

Seizure can result in the permanent loss of the money you did not declare, and even more in fees and fines. Has this happened to you? Call our Attorneys at  877-406-6906 for a free consultation or contact us with a private message. Time is of the essence! Call now to get the help you need from experienced, successful attorneys that know the law and have helped others to fight to get their money back.

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