Rapidly changing laws add complexity to cases
Customs rules change from year to year regarding items you can and cannot bring into the US or export to other countries.
The changes are so frequent, even United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) officials have a hard time keeping their own rules straight.
Enforcement focuses on a wide range of importing or exporting activities.
Counterfeit goods, country of origin issues (importing goods from a prohibited country), exporting goods to countries on the prohibited list via a third party (common in the oil well supply industry) and filing false customs declarations are just a few of the areas where customs enforcement is currently focused.
How you must declare or account for items can be complex.
For prosecutors, proving intent is often difficult in many customs violations prosecutions
Dan Guthrie has been making prosecutors’ jobs more difficult for more than 30 years.
He has built a national reputation for his success in preventing grand jury indictments and is equally effective at working behind the scenes to mitigate damages on behalf of his clients.