I'm green card holder and visit my son couple of times during the year. Last time I brought over $70,000 cash to the US (declared upon arrival on both the Form 6059B and FinCEN 105) and didn't have any issues. I was wondering if I can bring $10...
I know of no regulatory issue. You must report the cash, and I thought it also had to be reported on the customs form used upon entry. But, you know that. Why would you want to risk getting "rolled" in the airport or on the way out to your cab or car? Wires are very efficient, and cash isn't. With cash, you might anticipate that, at some point, some law enforcement officer will think it is something illegal , like drug money or terrorism financing, and they are going to seize it. If you've got your paperwork straight, you'll get it all back after you pay a couple thousand to one of us. A client of mine hauling huge amounts of cash was stopped on a rural Florida road years ago, and he got it back in a day or so, but he sat on a cold street curb for an hour or so and wasted a day or two before the sheriff figured out it was none of his business. Today's world involves terrorism deterrence as well. You are going to draw Federal interest. Unless you have a good reason to haul that much cash, consider wires or collateral banking arrangements with a foreign bank having an office in the US.See question
if one from the US gets arrested in Mexico or the Caribbean country how do they get home fast?
This is the same question I've answered multiple times,and I think it is the same person posting from Boston each time. The answers so far have been correct. At this point, if you get a different answer, don't believe it!
If you are being held in the foreign country, you need to let the US Embassy know and get a local criminal lawyer. In some cases, the Embassy intervenes, as where there is a political matter involved, but that does not mean you can escape the foreign legal system.
If you are not incarcerated, you should consult with the Embassy and a local attorney and decide whether to be on the next flight out. If the accusation is of something serious, and there is an extradition treaty, you might be returning. But, if it is like the plot of Midnight Express, the foreign country might just want you to leave and never return, so "losing" you makes everyone happy.
You need a lawyer, and you need to stop posting variants of the same question.See question
My fiancé is in a county jail and I'd like to go visit him. I'm not a US citizen but I do have a current Californian drivers license and social security number. Would there be any problems for me to visit or is it illegal? Thanks
This is really an Immigration question, and I exclude immigration from my practice, but it is certainly not illegal to visit someone in jail. If your status is illegal, that might be discovered when you check in, but the likelihood of that might be better asked of your fiancé's criminal lawyer.See question
I made a capital contribution when joining a firm. Upon leaving, it was to be returned in tranches. I received this. While the Firm is profitable, the Board of Managers has decided to implement the deferral provision in Section 16.3(d) of the A...
I don't know how to evaluate this without reading the whole agreement carefully, checking which state law is applicable, and, even, checking precedent in the relevant state for the provision involved. The only shortcut I know is to run it past someone who has managed these kinds of disenfranchising franchising agreements and one-sided partnership or corporate clauses. Even then, I doubt that a start-up of the size this seems to be could meet the numerosity requirements for a class action, but collecting multiple plaintiffs is another way to spread out the legal costs.See question
US MARSHALL STAKEING MY HOUSE BUT HAS NOT CAME TO DOOR???
Leave your unit dressed in normal but tight-fitting clothes (no gangsta' shorts or oversized hoodies). Walk slowly towards the vehicle with your hands clearly visible and nothing in them. Do not approach with your hands up unless told to put your hands up. Look in the car window. If it doesn't open, knock on it very gently. Ask the occupant if s/he is a federal officer. Ask to see his/her badge. Ask why they are there and if there is anything you can do to help. Do not invite them in, though you can offer to bring them (completely tasty, wonderful) tea or coffee. Do not answer questions. If asked questions, answer as follows:
"I asked on the lawyer web site, Avvo.com, what to do because you were worrying me, and they told me to do this but to demand to speak to a lawyer before answering any questions." Repeat your question, perhaps after saying, "As I was asking as a citizen,..." If you are told to go away, do so. Once you know they are Federal Marshals, obey any order they give about getting out of the way or shutting up, except an order to answer questions, of course. Do not obstruct justice.
if your are not satisfied with the answers, call the local office where they are officers. Ask for their commanding officer if you know their names or their car number. If you aren't happy with those answers, call your Congressional representative.See question
Investment property foreclosed and auctioned in 2009. Current condo owners suing for structural issues. My name was only on the loan and had no interaction with contractor (partner) or others on design or reconstruction of property.
It sounds like you have been sued and your name is on some loan that is somehow in play in the lawsuit. Perhaps it isn't being paid because of the connected or unconnected construction issue. If I was retained by the plaintiff's side, I would have to think about whether I could make a settlement with the other defendants and then take a default or quick trial judgment against you for the rest of the loan .... so, uh... yeah, yup.... If you have any defenses, you might want to do at least a consult with a lawyer so you can get a handle on your exposure. Track 2 Mediation merely means that the deadlines will happen slower than Track 1 and faster than Track 3, and that, before you go to your pretrial, you'll make a mandatory stop at Mediation. If you are clueless at Mediation, the other side would be foolish to let you go unless they really over-reached at filing. If I interpret your message as saying that your partner was the contractor in the center of this, you REALLY need a lawyer.See question
What if a US CITIZEN Get s arrested in ST LUCIA for a crime then what and when of going home?
Didn't I answer this same question last week? Search for similar answers.See question
Being a freelance Civil Engineer, and doing a job/completing a contract in another country, and being paid directly to my account in the states. Bank will not release the funds do to the amount, and it being paid internationally. Need to pay the...
The problem is almost certainly evolving bank policy in the face of what may be the biggest phishing attack in Internet history. International felons have successfully hacked email and SWIFT wire instructions resulting in bogus transfers of 10's of billions of dollars. Banks are being particularly cautious in international wires. It took me over 2 weeks and a few changed instructions to get a six figure wire to South Korea last week, but another wire to a different bank in the same country went immediately. Sit down with your bank revealing that you know of the problem. (Banks are hesitant to discuss security matters for obvious reasons.) Work out how they can work with you to meet your needs safely, or pick a bank with offices in both countries and work through them.See question