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Case No, 2010EWR0000

August 27, 2010

John Doe

123 W Main St

Portland, OR 97214

Dear John Doe,

On or about June 8, 2010, while you were at EWR-Newark Liberty International Airport, you presented yourself and your property for inspection. On that date, during the screening process, the following item(s) were discovered: 1 (One) Loaded Firearm. Your possession of this item(s) violates 49 C.F.R. § 1540.111(a)(1) of the Transportation Security Regulations.

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) proposes to assess a civil penalty in the amount of $3,000. Within 30 days you must select one of five options offered to you to settle this matter. If paid within 30 days, the TSA will accept $1,500 as full payment and this Notice will serve as the TSA's Order Assessing Civil Penalty, and the case will be closed, requiring no further action.

Enclosed is an Options Sheet which explains the five (5) options you have regarding how to resolve this matter. Follow the instructions and be sure to sign the back. If you fail to respond at all, TSA will proceed with this enforcement action. You can find the Transportation Security Regulations on the internet at http://www.gpoaccess.gov/ecfr/index.html (select Title 49, Section 1503).

Please note that this civil penalty action is separate from any other federal, state or local criminal proceeding that may have been brought against you. Resolution of this civil penalty action will not resolve any such criminal proceeding.

Enclosed with this letter are answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs). However, please be advised that if you would like to submit additional information or would like to dispute this notice, you must make the appropriate selection on your options sheet and submit that information in writing. For speed and efficiency, it is recommended that you contact us via email at NOV.APO@dhs.gov. Please include your case number and your case agent's name (Xxxxxx Xxxxx) in the subject line. However, if you are unable to contact TSA through this method you may also write to this office at the below address:


NOV Program Office (TSA-801)

601 S. 12th Street

Arlington, VA 20598-6801

For general questions regarding your case you may contact Xxxxxx Xxxxx at XXX-XXX-XXXX. Please be prepared to specify your case number (2010EWR0000). Also, keep in mind that submission of additional information or disputes must be done in writing.


Xxxxxx Xxxx

Assistant General Manager Aviation Inspection Program Oversight

Office of Security Operations - Compliance Programs

Department of Homeland Security/TSA

you have either received a Notice of Violation (NOV) from the Transportation Security Administration or were told by the TSA screeners to expect a NOV in the mail.

So you now have a lot of questions, such as:

In the NOV paperwork you have received (or will receive), TSA provides you with several options. TSA naturally prefers that you pay one-half of the proposed civil penalty within 30 days to settle the case; it is the easiest solution - for TSA. If you were found with a loaded firearm, that means that the amount that TSA wants is $1,500.

Our strongest recommendation is that you do not pay any money until you talk with TSA NOV Defense. We will be happy to provide you with a free consultation to explain the NOV process and discuss what option would be best for you.

If after the free consultation you decide to retain TSA NOV Defense, our fee for representing you in NOV cases involving firearms is $350. For NOVs not involving firearms, our fee is $250.

As the initial consultation is free, you can e-mail us at scott@tsanovdefense.com to set up an appointment or call us at 202-241-9282. If you decide to retain TSA NOV Defense, payment can be made by PayPal.