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What’s Going On With Airport Cash Seizure?

Posted on November 7, 2016 in Federal Crimes in Northern KY Uncategorized

Many people have had cashed seized by TSA, DEA or other 3 letter federal agency at the airport.  This is more and more often when people are traveling with cash within the US or even with less than $10,000 in or outside of the United States.  IT IS NOT ILLEGAL TO TRAVEL WITH CASH.  If you are traveling out of the countyr, you may have to declare your cash, but that does not stop them from executing a seizure either.

OUR U.S. Government has taken it upon themselves to seize your hard earned assets regardless.  The Greater Cincinnati Airport (CVG) is notorious for taking money from travelers or reporting it to the next stop where travelers may be stopped and money seized. (i.e. LAX, ORD, DFW, etc)

It then is up to you to prove that the cash was earned and it is yours.  This can often be done with bank records, sales receipts or other documents.  I have traditionally charged a retainer of $3,000 plus 25% of the money recovered.  Recently, I have added an associate to my firm and have the ability to handle these types of case with varying legal fees.

Fees may be as little as $500 down, but may involve a larger contingency or may include higher retainer with less contingency. If your cash was seized, you will receive a letter from the United States Department of Justice, generally 30 days or so after the seizure.  It outlines your rights.

If you have had money or cash seized at the airport, you are entitled to representation to attempt to recover that money.  Hire an experienced attorney to handle your case.  Call the Bouldin Law Firm and speak to Mike or Kris Nevels at 859-581-6453 or email mike@bouldinlawfirm.com.

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Criminal Charge or Arrest at CVG

Posted on November 3, 2016 in State Crimes in Northern Kentucky Uncategorized

I have represented defendants in Boone County, Kentucky for over 21 years.  If you were charged with a crime or arrested at CVG International Airport your case will be in Boone County, Kentucky.  CVG is the airport code for Covington, but is Greater Cincinnati International Airport.  If you land at the Cincinnati airport, you are actually in Northern Kentucky and although Covington is in Kenton County, the airport is in Boone.

Having represented numerous clients traveling to and through Cincinnati, I have developed a number of ways to communicate and handle client affairs for those who do not live in the immediate area. I will communicate with clients via telephone, email and text messages.  This may be particularly important for those that live outside of the state, or even outside of the United States.

Many cases, particularly misdemeanor offenses, can be handled without the necessity of actually appearing in court in Boone County.  This may include diversion or entry of a written plea in abstentia.  Often people have questions which are very easy to answer and simple hurdles to overcome.

Q: What about fines and court costs? If you are required to pay fines, you may mail them.

Q: How do I pay my lawyer? If you need to pay legal fees, use a credit or debit card.

Q: Do I have to come to Kentucky for community service?  If you are required to perform community service, you may generally do so where you live with any non-profit agency.

Most hurdles can be overcome.  Having practiced criminal defense in the area for over 20 years, I am very familiar with the Northern Kentucky courts, personnel, the judges and prosecutors.  I know how most cases are generally handled in advance of any hearing.

If you have charges in Northern Kentucky and are in need of representation, contact Michael Bouldin at 859-581-6453 or email at mike@bouldinlawfirm.com.

Arrest at CVG

Posted on September 26, 2016 in Federal Crimes in Northern KY General Criminal Law Issues - Northern KY

If you were arrested at CVG, flight city code for Greater Cincinnati airport, you will need to hire a local attorney to represent you.  Your case will likely be in Boone County, Kentucky as this is where the airport is physically located. In case you are confused, CVG is not in Cincinnati, Ohio and CVG is actually code for Covington, a larger city in Northern Kentucky.

Many times I have represented individuals traveling through CVG on business and have a layover in Cincinnati. Others travel to the city for Reds or Bengals games and encounter legal problems while in the area.  In any case, many times I can represent the individual for many crimes without the necessity of them appearing in court.  This occurs with many misdemeanors which often include Public Intoxication, AI (alcohol intoxication), Disorderly Conduct, Open Container or Possession of Marijuana.  It may also be possible if charged with DUI or OVI.

I have handled dozens of cases for Other cases, notably federal and state felony cases, will require court appearance but many things can be handled to minimize necessary appearances and a local attorney is most important to a successful resolution and outcome.  These cases require knowledge of the local courts, judges and prosecutors in addition to the law and experience handling criminal cases that may go to a jury.

If you have been cited or arrested at CVG or need consultation and representation in Northern Kentucky, call Michael Bouldin at 859-581-6453 or email questions to mwbouldin2@gmail.com

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AI at CVG

Posted on May 19, 2016 in General Criminal Law Issues - Northern KY State Crimes in Northern Kentucky

If you have been arrested for public intoxication, or alcohol intoxication, at Greater Cincinnati Airport, you may need to hire an attorney.  Often the arrest citation will allow for prepayment of fines and court costs in lieu of appearance at court.  This is a bad idea.  Prepayment is a GUILTY plea.  The arrest and conviction will become part of your permanent criminal records.  Alternatively, you may be able to avoid conviction either through trial or pretrial diversion.

An experienced attorney can aid a client through the diversion process.  Unfortunately, you will spend more in costs as well as legal fees and may be subject to community service, but you will not have a conviction and can generally expunge your case in 60 – 120 days.  If you are convicted, you cannot expunge the conviction for at least 5 years in Kentucky.  This may affect your future travel out of the country as well as limit some employment opportunities.

Another option is to take the case to trial.  The statute (KRS 222.202) for Alcohol Intoxication states: “A person is guilty of alcohol intoxication when he appears in a public place manifestly under the influence of alcohol to the degree that he may endanger himself or other persons or property, or unreasonably annoy persons in his vicinity.”  It is not enough to simply be intoxicated, you must be a danger to yourself or others. If you have the resources to fight, an experienced criminal defense attorney may be able to help you gain an acquittal by taking the case to trial.

If you have been arrested in Northern Kentucky, at CVG or elsewhere, contact Michael Bouldin at mwbouldin2@gmail.com or call 859-581-6453 (581-MIKE) for consultation.  If you live out of town, out of state, or out of the country, I may be able to appear in court on your behalf.  Call for a consultation.

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