U.S. Customs Law Violation Attorney in Long Beach
Charged with Violating US Customs Law?
Being charged with violating a U.S. customs law is a very serious situation, which requires the defense and expertise of an experienced customs attorney. If you have been arrested for a customs related crime, such as importing stolen goods or filing fraudulent customs forms, you should contact The Law Firm of Joseph H. Low IV today. Our CA felony defense lawyers have the experience and resources to defend our clients in even the most challenging Federal crime cases. Contact us today for a free consultation regarding your customs case.
If you or your company has been charged with a U.S. customs violation, such as customs fraud, you should hire an experienced customs defense lawyer immediately. You, and perhaps your company or corporation, are facing extremely serious legal consequences if convicted of this Federal crime. You may have to pay a large monetary fine and/or serve a long prison sentence.
Title 18, Chapter 27 of the U.S. Code explains the crimes and criminal procedures involved with customs violations. U.S. Code Title 18, Chapter 27, Section 545, states that: "Whoever knowingly and willfully, with intent to defraud the United States, smuggles, or clandestinely introduces or attempts to smuggle or clandestinely introduce into the United States any merchandise which should have been invoiced, or makes out or passes, or attempts to pass, through the customhouse any false, forged, or fraudulent invoice, or other document or paper;…shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than five years, or both."
The following are a few examples of customs offenses:
- Covering up or destroying proof of goods that have been imported into the U.S.
- Exporting stolen vehicles or airplanes
- Filing false claims for the payment of exported goods
- Fraudulently affixing or removing a customs seal to items or goods
- Importing stolen vehicles or airplanes
- Smuggling goods into the U.S. or other countries
If you are currently facing customs violations charges in California, you should contact The Law Firm of Joseph H. Low IV to discuss your case with one of our aggressive Southern California defense lawyers.