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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.

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Victim of a Pittsburgh International Airport Money Seizure?

Pittsburgh International Airport (IATAPITICAOKPITFAA LIDPIT), formerly Greater Pittsburgh Airport, Greater Pittsburgh International Airport  is commonly referred to as Pittsburgh International. The airport has flights to Canada, Mexico, Caribbean, and Europe, find PIT on Facebook. Allegheny County officials are talking to airlines about expanding international service from Pittsburgh International Airport to cities such as Rome, Amsterdam and London.

With such expansion comes an increase in government oversight of increased international traffic, and consequently the transportation of monetary instruments in and out of the country. Monetary instruments include US dollars, traveler’s checks, foreign currency, and endorsed checks. Inevitably, these instruments can be seizured by the DEA, US Customs and Border Protection, and a number of other governmental agencies, for a wide variety of reasons which this site has touched on in other posts.

Money seized in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, 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 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.

 

Laredo Port of Entry Customs Seizure

In one of the largest customs seizure cases in recent history, $460,000 was seized from a 31 year old man on February 1, 2013. The cash was hidden in various parts of the vehicle, a 2002 Dodge Ram.

Though it is rare for a person to be charged criminally for failure to disclose, here it seems pretty likely that this young man will be prosecuted. While this sort of cash smuggling seems egregious on its face, it is possible he will be able to prove a legitimate source and the intended use of the cash, and be able to explain why the monies where hidden throughout his vehicle. In this case he should be entitled to its return, minus costs and fees, but he is going to need a good attorney.

See: http://www.laredosun.us/notas.asp?id=25116

Victim of a Laredo Port of Entry Customs Seizure?

We have expert attorneys who practice throughout the US and who are dedicated to serving you, so call us now for a free consultation at 877-406-6906, or contact us with a private message. Time is of the essence!

Detroit Money Seizure: $33,000.00 Seized, $33,000.00 Returned

Detroit Money Seizure

Detroit Money Seizure: $33,000.00 Seized, $33,000.00 Returned:

In late 2012 one of our attorney’s was able to see our client get the quickest return of seized assets yet, recovering all seized funds held by U.S. Customs and Border Patrol, in under a month and 1/2. While in many cases, individuals are only able to recover a portion of monies seized, because of settlement guidelines, and penalties, this sum represents the entire amount seized in this case.

This client was apprehended at Detroit Metropolitan Airport, where he accurately declared all of his money. Afterwards, however, Customs agents found marijuana on the client’s person, and he was subsequently charged with a misdemeanor. Customs seized the drugs, but then also seized the client’s money, Customs took the money under the pretext that the client had failed to report it—Customs failed to accurately classify the money as part of a drug seizure, in doing so, it allow our offices to successfully argue, no violation existed, and the money needed to be returned. Now if the money had been seized by the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), or the case had been characterized as a drug money seizure, it would have made any recover efforts on behalf of the client much more difficult.

While time is always of the essence in Customs cases, timing was especially crucial in this case. Because the client retained us immediately after this occurred, we were able to act quickly enough to recover the money before the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), was able to make a parallel seizure.

If this has happened to you, a friend or a family member, act now. Even if Customs has seized your money along with drugs or other illegal materials, or if you failed to properly declare your money, there may be a way to recover if you act quickly enough. Of course, you’ll also need an aggressive, fast-acting attorney who knows how to navigate the complex area of customs law. 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. Time is of the essence!

DEA Money Seizure, Alleged Drug money

 

Victim of a DEA Money Seizure?

Did you know that if you are carrying significant sums of money and it is determined to be related to the drug trade it may be confiscated? Many travelers carry large amounts of funds for investment purposes, in case of emergency, or for any number of other reasons. However, even a drug dog alert can be enough evidence for the DEA, or other governmental agency to seize these assets pursuant to 21 USC 881. This type of seizure is different from a Currency Reporting violation seizure.

Unless you follow the very specific procedure set out to appeal this decision, you will have no right to get this money back. The procedural requirements are very time sensitive and are steeped in bureaucracy. Our attorneys have experience dealing with the Forfeiture Counsel of the DEA, and other confiscating agencies. We can file the petition for you and handle all of the procedural matters. We have recouped funds for clients, and can use the same tried and true techniques to represent you.

Our attorneys will work to demonstrate you meet the requirements demonstrate an “innocent owner defense” or a “valid good faith and legally cognizable interest in the seized property.” Seizure agents should be held accountable and have to prove that the moneys they seized are actually related to the drug trade. If their evidence is shaky we should be able to get your money back. When you are dealing with the federal government you don’t want to go in alone. We will work to get your money back like it’s ours, because if you are not reimbursed, you don’t pay us a dime. Nationwide call our Attorneys Call us now at 877-406-6906, or you can contact us with a private message.

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