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Since 9/11, concerns regarding acts of terrorism have resulted in significantly increased airport security. Any type of carry-on luggage such as a purse, backpack, suitcase or garment bag is thoroughly searched. When passing through security gates you will be required to empty your pockets and take off your shoes. If it is discovered that you are carrying a weapon such as a gun or a knife, or an item that can be used as a weapon, like razor blades or scissors, you will most likely be detained and possibly arrested.
Airport security is also on the lookout for individuals transporting drugs and can charge you with trafficking for carrying even the smallest amount of an illegal substance. When you are charged with committing a criminal offense at LAX, your case will be heard at the LAX Court, also called the Airport Courthouse. Given the seriousness of airport security breaches, it is crucial that you consult with an experienced LAX Airport criminal defense attorney if you have been arrested and charged with an LAX offense.
Okabe & Haushalter is an established criminal defense firm that can provide you with legal counsel and aggressive representation if you are facing any type of airport-related offense such as weapons charges. We have extensive experience defending clients accused of federal crimes and felony crimes and are highly skilled in drug cases involving possession, distribution, sales or trafficking. Lawyers Ryan Okabe and Mark Haushalter have developed a reputation for vigorously representing their clients, and can answer any questions you have regarding your case. Our firm will act quickly to protect your constitutional rights and ensure that you do not make any statements to police that can worsen your legal situation.
When you have been charged with an LAX crime, retaining the services of a knowledgeable criminal defense lawyer is one of the first actions you should take regarding your case. The attorneys at our firm are highly qualified legal professionals that have successfully represented clients charged with many different types of offenses involving drugs, weapons and violations of national security statutes, as well as arson, assault & battery, bribery, child pornography, child molestation, domestic violence, embezzlement, extortion, forgery and grand theft. We have also defended individuals accused of insider trading, manslaughter, murder/homicide, public corruption, RICO, tax evasion, white collar crimes, computer crimes and fraud crimes. When building a defense, our firm uses its extensive knowledge to ensure that you have the best representation possible.
Contact a LAX Airport criminal defense attorney for valuable legal advice and unwavering representation if you have been charged with committing a crime at Los Angeles International Airport.