Cash Seizures at St. Pete–Clearwater Airport

If you were detained by law enforcement officers at St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport (PIE) or arrested for a criminal offense, then contact the attorneys at Sammis Law Firm.

Our attorneys represent clients for a variety of incidents that happen at area airports including St. Pete–Clearwater International Airport. The most common problems at the airport include an arrest for drugs, accidentally bringing a firearm or weapon through the security checkpoint, or having U.S. currency seized before a domestic or international flight for civil asset forfeiture.

For federal civil asset forfeiture cases, we help our client file a demand for court action. That claim triggers a 90-day deadline for the government to either agree to give the seized asset back or file a complaint for forfeiture in the U.S. District Court. In many cases, we can convince them not to file the complaint. If they do, we are experienced in litigating these cases in federal court.

We are experienced in handling those types of cases. Let us put our experience to work for you. Call 813-250-0500.

Information on PIE Airport in St. Pete-Clearwater

St. Pete–Clearwater International Airport (PIE) is located in Pinellas County near Pinellas Park. The airport uses “Tampa Bay The Easy Way” as an advertising slogan. The airport also uses the phrase “Fly2PIE” which references its three-letter IATA and FAA codes.

As the focus city for Las Vegas-based Allegiant Air, the airport handles more than two million passengers each year. The other major airlines serving this airport include Flair Airlines, Sun Country Airlines, and Sunwing Airlines.

St. Pete–Clearwater International Airport is served by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). The airport is home to a major U.S. Coast Guard Air Station and the U.S. Army Reserve 158th Aviation Regiment.

St. Pete–Clearwater International Airport is a small-hub airport used primarily for commercial services. In fact, since the PIE airport is less busy than the Tampa International Airport, the airport is used by pilots of private planes and executive jets.

The top destinations for flights from St. Pete–Clearwater International Airport (PIE) include:

  • Allentown, Pennsylvania
  • Asheville, North Carolina
  • Charlotte–Concord, North Carolina
  • Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Flint, Michigan
  • Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Syracuse, New York

Click here to read more about how to fight the seizure of money for forfeiture at the airport. Read more about crimes at the St. Pete-Clearwater Airport for being in possession of firearms or contraband.

This article was last updated on Friday, July 31, 2020.