I was arrested after been pulled up on a licence check the police officer as about learners licence i exsplained i had

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Customer: I was arrested after been pulled up on a licence check the police officer as about learners licence i exsplained i had only just got back after i was released from prison he asked wot i was there for an i told him drug supply then under search an surveilliance he started to search car . i had sum meth pipes an a 1inch pocket knife in my bag a small amount of pot an 24000 dolas that i have been getting together over 3years of saving an selling things . he believed it was for drugs . but it was for a bus that i have been looking at for the last month to buy an i show the officer this an he said it wasnt enough to change his mind an took the money . i didnt know thatit was alegal to carry cash can u help with this im up on chargers for possess an utensil. failing to carry out obligation in relation to computer search. procuring an possess pf cannabis supply of cannibas .possess of knife in pubic place . which was in my handbag in my car
JA: Were these felony or misdemeanor drug charges? Do you have any upcoming court dates?
Customer: yes i have been already an go up on 5th november .wot is my rites to getting money bsck as i am not dealing pot or meth the money is saving
JA: Where are you located? Drug laws vary by state.
Customer: tariki in taranaki
JA: Is there anything else the Lawyer should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: i dont think so
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Hi My name is ***** ***** I am a New Zealand lawyer based in Wellington with more than 42 years of experience. I am here to help with your questions.

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The police will need to make an application to court to confiscate the cash and you will need to defend this by providing an explanation of how you were able to save that much money and why it was in cash. You might not be aware that there are money laundering laws which make dealing with large amounts of cash suspicious. Usually banks won't let you take more than $10,000 in cash, and anyone who deals in cash more than this has to reported to the police and to the reserve bank. I expect if you are being charged with the possession of pot and meth pipes, you will get a legal aid lawyer who should be able to help with opposing confiscation of the money. The police will seek an order for confiscation so you can oppose this

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ok well i had to sign that they had taken money an if they havnt done that confiscation .can i get the money back
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They will not release it without a court order

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