A man was arrested at Los Angeles International Airport after workers spotted him walking in a secured area. The man was walking on a road adjacent to an area used by Southwest Airlines. The area is fenced and is used by vehicles moving around airport runways and taxiways. According to police, the man entered the area by hopping a fence, but also noted that the fences are secured with barbed wire. The man had no apparent injuries and police believe the man is a vagrant. He was taken to a hospital for a mental evaluation. Prosecutors have not determined whether the man will face charges related to the airport arrest.
Airport arrest numbers have increased since 9/11
The likelihood of an airport arrest has increased significantly since the 9/11 attacks. Airport security is much more aggressive, and often reacts inappropriately. Robert Helfend is a criminal defense attorney in Los Angeles with extensive experience in defending clients who are dealing with an airport arrest.
Mr. Helfend will work aggressively to get airport arrest charges against you reduced or dropped.
Any number of incidents may produce an airport arrest. Prohibited items in luggage often provoke an aggressive response by airport security personnel. Ordinary items may be viewed as a threat, and can result in an airport arrest. The United States Transportation Safety Administration (TSA) has personnel at each passenger airport, but their level of training varies widely.
As a condition of travel, your luggage – including carry-on bags and checked suitcases – is subject to search and seizure. Items that are prohibited can be seized, but as a result of a search, you can also be delayed, detained or arrested. In most cases, travelers are simply unaware that certain items are prohibited, but don’t find out about the rules until after an airport arrest has occurred. If you’re dealing with an airport arrest, Robert Helfend can help!
Additionally, medical marijuana laws vary from state to state, but marijuana remains a controlled substance at the federal level. Passengers who are legally entitled to use medical marijuana in California may find themselves the subject of an airport arrest for the legal possession of medical marijuana.
In other cases, passengers may be carrying non-personal quantities of controlled substances. In the event of a drug-related airport arrest, Robert Helfend can help! He has significant experience in providing aggressive search and seizure defense in drug cases.
Regardless of the reason for your airport arrest, you need the help of an experienced criminal defense attorney. Don’t wait and don’t risk your freedom by selecting a random name from the phone book!
Contact Robert Helfend or call toll-free at (800) 834-6434, (310) 456-3317, (818) 591-2809 or (805) 273-5611 for an immediate consultation on your Los Angeles County airport arrest case.
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