Representing clients from all over the world with their immigration law needs,I encounter many people who are unaware of the requirement to file a FinCEN 105, Currency and Monetary Instrument Report (CMIR) with the U.S. government when they transport $10,000 or more in cash or monetary instruments into or out of the United States. However, this requirement applies to U.S. citizens and non-U.S. citizens alike and the failure to file such the CMIR can lead to the seizure and forfeiture of the funds, and potentially criminal or other penalties.
Despite posted warnings at airports, sea ports and land crossings, people are consistently faced with the situation of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers legally searching and seizing their funds for violating this reporting requirement. People feel confused and at a loss as to how to recover their money.
With years of experience as an attorney with the U.S. government working closely with CBP and years of experience in private practice assisting clients recover their seized funds, I can assist you prevent the forfeiture of your funds. While every case is different, and results are not guaranteed, it is not uncommon to recover 75%, 90%, or more of the seized funds.
I can assist with seizures at any port in any city or state! Even if you are overseas, we can fight your case while you are abroad.
Contact the Law Offices of Michael Kohler, PLLC if faced with the seizure of your funds by CBP.