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 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.
The Los Angeles criminal defense attorneys at Okabe & Haushalter are ready to fight to tooth and nail for you. You have most likely heard of our firm from our television appearances, newspaper articles and other media from the national and international covered cases we have handled.