Crimes occurring at airports are taken very seriously, and could have very harmful consequences. If you are arrested for a crime such as DUI at JFK International Airport, you could be charged with a misdemeanor or felony crime, and your case could go to federal court. JFK Airport has very strict security, and law enforcement will be inclined to prosecute those who are alleged to have caused disruption to the safety of airline passengers, flight crew or airport personnel. If you behave in such a manner as to threaten the safety of people or property at the airport, you could be arrested.
In August of 2016, police placed a woman named Tanya Hernandez under arrest because her car jumped a curb at JFK International Airport, and as a result, a member of the National Guard suffered injuries. According to police, the motorist was inebriated while driving a sedan on the Van Wyck Service Road. The car jumped a curb and struck the front of a building at JFK.
Her car also struck a National Guardsman who was inside the building when the crash occurred. He sustained injuries to his leg and hand, and was transported to Jamaica Hospital for treatment. Police said Hernandez told them she had spent the night drinking. She faced the following charges:
- Criminal possession of a controlled substance
- Driving while intoxicated
- Criminal mischief
If you were arrested for DUI at JFK International Airport, call the experienced airport criminal defense attorneys at Brill Legal Group. They will conduct a thorough review of all the facts of your case, and perform an investigation of the validity of the evidence so as to establish an effective defense against the charges. They will endeavor to have the charges reduced or even dismissed, and will fight vigorously on your behalf in order to realize a beneficial outcome.