posted on May, 20 2011 @ 12:24 AM
reply to post by ANOMALY502
ATS Thread - Same Topic
This happens more than people think. If money is discovered during a traffic stop in a legal manner, and the owner of the vehicle states they dont
know about the money or where it came from, they have no legal claim to that money.
Also, some people are not aware of how laws work with regards to Semis. They are regulated federally (Interstate Commerce) in terms of weight, number
of hours they can legally drive before being required to stop and sleep for a required number of hours, in addition to the drivers of big rigs being
required to have a medical card signed off on by the coroner / ME in the county they list as their residence that they are medically fit to operate a
big rig, in addition to their cargos being subject to inspection at weigh stations as well as by law enforcement on the highways.
There is no probable cause or reasonable suspicion required in order to stop a Semi. There is no PC or RS required to search the contents of the
Search and Seziure laws with regards to money and how that money is spent vary from state to state. Most states require it to go to education, the
FEds bounce it around to different agerncies, including DOE, and local seizures can go back to the police department and be used for equipment
In all of those cases, there are procedures in place that track how contact was made, to the search, to the seizure, all the way back to how that
money is spent and whats purchased with it.
The title fo the thread is a bit misleading in my opinion, since it doesnt take into account how any of this actually works with regards to semis or
large money shipments that are caught. Any money being brought into or out of the United States in excess of 10k must be declared.