Representing Pilots Charged With State Or Federal Crimes

Even seemingly minor criminal matters can have a profound effect on your flying privileges, resulting in issues with your pilot’s license and/or medical certification. I understand the nuances of how your ability to fly is entangled with the outcome of your criminal case. When looking for an aviation criminal law attorney in San Diego, it is important to find a lawyer who has extensive experience defending pilots charged with crimes in both state and federal courts, and who is able to represent your interests in every arena — including proceedings of the FAA and NTSB.

Pilot And Former Prosecutor

The criminal court process can be intimidating. When you’ve been forced into this situation, you want a tough, talented and experienced aviation attorney sitting beside you. As a young lawyer, I was a criminal prosecutor and since that time, I have always maintained an active criminal defense practice. Having worked on both sides of a criminal case, I know how to prepare a strategic and aggressive defense case on your behalf.

Whether you have been charged with a minor offense, a misdemeanor or felony charge, I will investigate the evidence against you and prepare a comprehensive strategy to ensure that you get the best possible outcome for your case. Call my office at 858-401-9882 to discuss your options today. I serve clients throughout the San Diego area, including those in La Jolla and Del Mar.

Criminal Charges

As a criminal defense attorney, I can represent you against any manner of criminal charges, though some charges, such as aviation criminal offenses, can have a more disastrous impact on your ability to fly than others. It is important that you contact me as soon as possible to review your options and discuss how your charges may restrict you now and in the future if not dealt with carefully. Some of the charges I can defend you against include:

  • DUI/DWI/OUI charges
  • Assault and other violent crimes
  • Drug offenses including possession, trafficking, distribution and conspiracy — especially if these charges relate to your use of an aircraft for illegal transportation
  • Transporting any illegal substance aboard your aircraft
  • Transporting hazardous materials or controlled substances without authorization
  • Improper adherence to aviation safety procedures
  • Weapons offenses such as possession of weapons aboard an aircraft
  • Improper vehicle registration, improper record keeping or flying with an expired license
  • Aviation violations and reckless conduct or security violations
  • Drug or alcohol use before flying or pilot DUI
  • Criminal negligence
  • False statements given in an investigation

In any of these cases, you could face fines, jail time and/or punitive damages as well as a mark on your record and possible loss of your license and/or medical certificate. Get in touch with my office as soon as possible to protect your interests before deadlines slip past.