What a TSA Notice of Violation means for you
Whether or not you were arrested for possession of a firearm at the checkpoint, the Transportation Security Administration will file a Notice of Violation (NOV) for your gun checkpoint violation of TSA Security Regulations. Current TSA policy is to issue an NOV in the amount of $3,000 if the firearm was loaded (or was unloaded but you had ammunition for the gun with you), or for $1,500 if the firearm was unloaded. These are amounts specified in TSA’s Enforcement Sanction Guidance, where you can scroll down to the bottom of page 7 to see the guidelines as they apply to individuals found with loaded and unloaded firearms at the screening checkpoints.
In the paperwork you have received or will receive, there are several options provided for by TSA. If you want, you can pay one-half of the proposed civil penalty within 30 days to settle the case. We strongly recommend that you don’t take that option. During your free consultation, we will be happy to explain what your better options are.
Why Hire TSA NOV Defense?
First, if you hire TSA NOV Defense, you will not have to return any paperwork. TSA NOV Defense will immediately contact the TSA representative to settle your case. Often, our client's cases firearms cases are settled within two business days of TSA NOV Defense being retained.
Second, we know what questions the TSA Representative will be asking. In the phone interview with our clients after TSA NOV Defense is retained, we will ask all the circumstances that TSA wants to know about your case and then we will put it together for TSA in a light most favorable to you.
Our fee for representing you in an NOV involving a firearm found at a TSA passenger screening checkpoint is only $350. Our fee for non-firearm NOVs is $250.
Call TSA NOV Defense now at 202-241-9282 to discuss your case. Or you can e-mail us at email@example.com and we will be happy to call you back.
The initial consultation to explain the NOV process and your options is free. If you decide to retain TSA NOV Defense, payment can be made by PayPal.