Georgia US Customs Money Seizure

Georgia US Customs Money Seizure

Georgia US Customs Money Seizure:

Several defenses exist to Civil Seizure actions:

  • You can challenge the Government’s factual claims. i.e. If the Government cannot show by a preponderance of the evidence that the currency or property in question, was involved in a specified unlawful activity or that you attempted to avoid certain reporting requirements, then its forfeiture claim will fail.
  • Innocent owners also have a defense to a Seizure action and may regain their property even though it was involved in a specified unlawful activity. However, you would be required to prove that you did not know about the illegal conduct, and that you money was essentially “along for the ride”.
  • The 8TH Amendment, which prohibits excessive fines, may come into play where the forfeiture or Seizure sought by the Government is “grossly disproportionate” to the unlawful activity alleged.

If you are the victim of a Money Seizure in Georgia or anywhere in the United States, we can help. Everyday we speak with people who have had the very Government who means to protect them, take their life savings because it is loosely associated with “some” crime. Civil forfeiture gives the government the power to confiscate virtually all a person’s assets, where everyone knows you are supposed to be innocent until proven guilty, civil forfeiture turns that principle on its head, with civil Seizure, your property is guilty until you prove it innocent. To challenge the forfeiture, a claimant must show evidence that the property is not subject to forfeiture. 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 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! Where criminal charges may be brought, going on the record with the government is usually the last thing any person should do. Call us now at 877-406-6906, or 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.

US Customs and Border Protection Preclearance Zones

Bahamas, US Customs and Border Protection Preclearance Zones

US Customs PreClearance Zones:

While most inspections for US Customs and Border Protection take place in the United States, there are several inspection sites known as “US Customs PreClearance Zones” in other countries. These countries allow CBP to set up inspection zones prior to the traveler even leaving their airport of departure. If they are traveling to the US and have failed to declare, or have violated other customs policies, their money can be seized. Travelers pre-cleared at one of Customs and Border Protection’s foreign preclearance locations in Canada or the Caribbean are not required to clear customs and immigration again when they arrive in the United States.

Currently the U.S. has 15 locations in five countries including:

The vast majority of PreClearance zones are located in Canada. If you have been subject to a customs money seizure at a PreClearance zone, or otherwise, it is important to retain an experienced attorney. There are strict filing deadlines which, when missed, deprive you of your right to appeal this seizure. It is important to act quickly, and retain an attorney who knows the system and can work to protect your rights.

Our experienced customs seizure lawyers are ready to help you recover your money while there’s still time.  We practice throughout the US– call us now! We’re available by phone at 877-406-6906, or you can contact us with a private message.

For more information see also, PreClearance Locations, or PreClearance Fact Sheet

Money Seized Greensboro NC: $19,900.00 Seized/ $19,900.00 Returned

GREENSBORO, NC $19,900.00 SEIZED/ $19,900.00 RETURNED

Money Seized Greensboro NC: $19,900.00 Seized/ $19,900.00 Returned

 

In May, one of our clients had $19,900.00 seized during a roadside stop near Greensboro, NC. The property was seized per title 18, United States Code, Section 981 for a violation of laundering of monetary instruments, as this property was alleged to have been derived from unlawful activity, specifically the selling and transporting of illegal drugs. The seizure was made during a speeding traffic infraction stop in which are client was found to have a single marijuana joint in his possession. Through our hard work over the next five months, we were able to show the money was legitimately earned in its entirety (in this case, legal gaming winnings from two local casinos), and that such a seizure was improper, meaning our client was able to recover all of his money, it being seized wrongfully.

Like here in Greensboro, NC, US Customs and DEA Seizures can happen anywhere at anytime, recovering money from the DEA, and US Customs and Border Patrol requires individuals to quickly offer strong proof that the money seized is legitimate and that seizure is improper. Our customs lawyers spent months working to convince US CBP that these funds were from a legitimate source, only through our aggressive advocacy where we able to achieve this victory for our client.

If your Money been seized in Greensboro, NC or anywhere else, we can help, our firm has recovered 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.

Dennis DeConcini Port

On April 7 a Mexican National was apprehended for trying to smuggle $175,000.00 through the Dennis DeConcini Port in Arizona. Twenty-Nine year old Samir Alexander Lara-Ambriz was driving a Mercedes sedan. The money was found in a sealed compartment in 14 separate packages. Mr. Lara-Ambriz was apparently trying to leave the country and enter Mexico.

Generally, if a person fails to disclose money over $10,000.00 the money will be seized. It can only be returned if legitimate source AND legitimate purpose can be proven. Call us now for a free consultation at 877-406-6906 or contact us with a private message.

http://www.cbp.gov/xp/cgov/newsroom/news_releases/local/04082013_4.xml

$90,000.00 Seized at the Dennis Deconcini Port of Entry

In Mid April, a 34 year old Mexican National from Nogales Sonora by the name of Cesar Olea Vazquez was caught attempting to smuggle $90,000.00 in contraband currency at the Dennis Deconcini Port of Entry. A drug sniffing dog alerted on the pickup and the agents found stacks of cash hidden under the seats.

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.  Time is of the essence!

http://www.kpho.com/story/22019037/cbp-man-tries-to-smuggle-90k-into-mexico

$151,306 seized from El Paso Port of Entry

In late March, at approximately 3:40 am an 59 year old man attempted to leave the US via the El Paso Port of Entry. Juan Francisco Dominguez Morales was driving a 1996 Ford Ranger which was selected for investigation. Upon entering the vehicle agents discovered multiple soda cans that had been manipulated to conceal rolls of bills. The total amount seized was $151,306 in a combination of US and Mexican currency. Mr. Morales, from San Diego California, was arrested and went to El Paso County jail. No bond was granted, and it is expected that ICE will prosecute him federally. While it seems unlikely that he will be able to do so, if Mr. Morales can prove a legitimate source of the funds, and legitimate intended purpose he will be off the hook for the failure to disclose. 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.  Time is of the essence!

http://www.yumanewsnow.com/index.php/news/border/2760-cbp-seizes-more-than-150-000-in-undeclared-currency

CBP Agents Seized Over $10,000 From Traveler’s Shoes

CBP Agents Seized

She may have diamonds in the soles of her shoes, but a Phoenix man has Benjamin’s in the soles of his shoes. One hundred of them to be exact. In Lukeville Arizona, on April 10, 2013 this Phoenix man was attempting to leave the United States when he was searched. The search revealed $10,744.00 in the solves of his shoes. CBP Agents Seized the money. The man was arrested and will likely be charged federally. Shoes seem to be experiencing a spike in popularity as a hiding place for contraband cash. Other common places include hidden compartments of vehicles, purses, inside clothing, etc. This could mean that agents are now routinely searching shoes at a higher frequency than before, or more people could be attempting to smuggle cash in this way.

http://www.cbp.gov/xp/cgov/newsroom/news_releases/local/04112013.xml

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.

DeConcini Port of Entry: Customs Agents Seize $143,000

Two women, traveling separately, were stopped by customs and border protection agents on April 3, 2013.

First, at DeConcini port of entry, a 26 year old woman from Sinaloa was observed attempting to hide something under her clothing. It turned out to be $20,000.00. Further search revealed $13,400.00 in her shoes, and $5,600.00 in a pair of pants she was carrying with her. Finally, $10,979.00 turned up in her purse bringing the total to $49,979.00.

A second woman was stopped two hours later. From Nogales, Sonora the 43 year old in the outgoing pedestrian lane was hiding $11,00.00 in her purse, and another $50,000.00 was later revealed. She admitted the money was proceeds from selling drugs, and she was being paid to take the money into Mexico.

In both cases the money was seized and the women were charged. It is not unusual in that the smugglers were women, at least one admitted to a criminal purpose, and CBP released quite a few details.

http://www.cbp.gov/xp/cgov/newsroom/news_releases/local/04042013_3.xml

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.

Huge 360k seizure at Hidalgo International Bridge

Hidalgo International Bridge seizure

Hidalgo International Bridge seizureOn May 2nd, 2013 at Hidalgo International Bridge a 23 year man from San Luis Potosi, Mexico was stopped and searched. Upon discovering problems with his vehicle, 36 separate packages of cash were discovered, each containing $10,000.00. “This outstanding seizure of unreported currency was accomplished due to excellent teamwork from our CBP-OFO officers,” said Efrain Solis Jr., port director, Hidalgo/Pharr/Anzalduas. “People who fail to declare currency in excess of $10,000 entering or leaving the country will face penalties or be subject to having CBP seize all of the unreported currency.”

Seizures like this remind us that there is a reason for the law requiring disclosure of amounts in excess of $10,000.00. There is additionally good reason for the remission of seizures where an innocent owner can prove a legitimate source of the funds.

http://www.cbp.gov/xp/cgov/newsroom/news_releases/local/05032013_4.xml

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.

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