New York airports are known for having tight security. In the aftermath of 9/11, law enforcement officers have heightened security measures and adopted a zero tolerance approach to offenses committed in airports. With federal officials looking to crack down on individuals who pose a threat to safety or violate aviation regulations, there has been a spike in arrests at LaGuardia and other New York airports.
Unsuspecting passengers can be caught off-guard when they are accused of breaking the law at LaGuardia Airport. Being arrested and charged with a crime is an overwhelming and unpleasant experience, especially when you are traveling.
Common types of offenses that can lead to arrests at the airport include carrying a gun, going through airport security with a weapon, drug possession, assault or DUI. Individuals arrested for any of these offenses can face misdemeanor or felony charges, depending on the specifics of the alleged crime.
For example, if a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) agent finds a knife in your carry-on bag, you could be arrested and face serious weapons charges, even if the object was packed accidentally. Such offenses are likely to carry severe penalties that range from fines to jail time.
If you are arrested at LaGuardia Airport, it is important to immediately seek experienced legal counsel to ensure your rights are protected. The criminal defense attorneys at Brill Legal Group know how to build an aggressive defense and handle all matters related to airport arrests in order to fight the charges against you.
We have offices in Hauppauge, Hempstead and Manhattan. Our attorneys are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Your call will always be answered, no matter what time of day. Call 888-315-9841.