The most common New Orleans Airport Arrests are:
Arrested At Airport For Possession Of Drug Paraphernalia
In Louisiana it is illegal to unlawfully possess drug paraphernalia. Drug paraphernalia is the equipment used in smoking, injecting, consuming, manufacturing, testing, measuring, or concealing illegal drugs. Paraphernalia includes pipes, spoons, needles, syringes, scales, baggies, capsules, balloons, cutting instruments, roach clips, and various storage containers. There are a number of legal defenses to possession of drug paraphernalia that a knowledgeable criminal defense lawyer in New Orleans can use in order to defend your case.
Arrested At The Airport For Possession Of Controlled Substances
It is illegal to possess a controlled substance in Louisiana. Controlled substances are illegal drugs that include, but are not limited to: marijuana, cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine, opiates, stimulants, depressants, steroids, LSD or other hallucinogens, prescription drugs (without a valid prescription). Consult attorney Jeff Hufft and you may be eligible for drug diversion, which if completed, would result in a dismissal of the charges and no conviction.
Arrested At The Airport For Possession Of A Weapon
Possession of a firearm or other weapon at the airport is a serious crime and can be charged as a misdemeanor or felony. People charged with firearms or weapons violations, who have no criminal record, may in some rare cases, be eligible for a dismissal of the criminal charges through a program known as Diversion. A Diversion program is available to certain defendants in lieu of criminal prosecution.
Arrested At The Airport For A Bench Or Arrest Warrant
Anyone traveling at an airport runs the risk of being detained and arrested for a bench warrant or arrest warrant. The goal of the Transportation Security Agency (TSA) is to maintain security for those flying in the United States; to that end, they ensure that all passengers do not pose a security risk.
Someone with a felony warrant may be arrested and sent to jail. Certainly anyone with an open arrest warrant is likely to be arrested at the airport and sent to jail. It is advisable for anyone traveling through airports to handle their warrants before making that trip.
No matter if you are a local resident or a person who was passing through the area, Attorney Jeff Hufft offers qualified representation for defendants after an airport arrest in New Orleans, Louisiana. Jeff Hufft aggressively fights to achieve the most favorable outcome in any airport arrest case for residents of Louisiana, and the millions of visitors to New Orleans who live in other states or countries.
Attorney Jeff Hufft works to resolve airport arrest cases as quickly as possible, because he understands the tremendous inconvenience of multiple court appearances, especially for clients who do not live in the Greater New Orleans area.