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Man Recovers $9,000 After Search and Seizure at Mexican Border

Feb 14 2018, by Jessica McElfresh in Asset Forfeiture, Case Results

Not long ago, a man was driving from California into Mexico while carrying a little over $9,000. At the border, law enforcement officials asked him if he had money to declare, and he initially declined, believing that he had below the $10,000 limit. Nonetheless, the police decided to detain him and eventually searched and seized his truck along with his money as an asset forfeiture. To help reclaim his property, the man reached out to McElfresh Law for assistance. Attorney McElfresh saw the seizure as unjustified and reached out to the appropriate authorities. Through extensive negotiations, she convinced the agents to return what was rightfully his.

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