Miami International Airport Crimes Lawyers
Experienced Criminal Defense Team
In response to the safety needs of passengers and employees at the Miami International Airport (MIA), the Airport District Police are prepared to step in with any level of disturbance. To ensure the safety of those traveling between states and countries, airport security will take any measure that can lead to an arrest and conviction of the offender.
If you have been arrested for money seizure and forfeiture or failure to report incoming goods at the Miami International Airport, speak with our firm! One of our Miami criminal defense lawyers can provide you with the representation you need!
Types of Airport Crimes
If you have been involved in a money seizure and forfeiture because you carried more than $10,000 without proper declaration, you can be arrested. Involuntary seizure of currency typically results from failure to properly file the correct forms. Currency seizures will require the immediate filing of a petition for relief. Your money can be forfeited to the government if it remains in the possession of the U.S. Customs for a significant length of time. U.S. Customs seizure laws are complex and may require the legal assistance of our criminal defense firm.
Reporting requirements for international travel are outlined in the Currency and Foreign Transaction Reporting Act (CFTRA). All currency and other specified possessions must be properly reported. All negotiable instruments, such as money orders, checks and promissory notes are subject to the laws within this act. Failure to declare all required incoming or outgoing goods is a serious crime.