If you are an airman, mechanic, repair station owner, air traffic control-tower operator, parachute rigger, aircraft dispatcher, or an airline, the last thing you want to see in the mail is a Letter of Investigation (LOI) from the FAA. And the last thing you want to do is respond to a Letter of Investigation until you have spoken with your aviation attorney at Robert L. Langford & Associates. An aviation attorney can help you avoid unknowingly making an incriminating statement to the FAA in response to your Letter of Investigation.
Should the FAA insist on pursuing FAA enforcement actions or civil penalty against you, the FAA will file a Notice of Proposed Certificate Action or Civil Penalty against the certificate holder. The FAA Administrator has the power to suspend or revoke the certificate of an airman, mechanic, repair station owner, or airline.
It is not unusual for sanctions to range from a suspension to an emergency revocation. Moreover, the FAA can impose civil penalties against certificate holders and others for violations of the Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR) up to $50,000.00. You must have a competent FAA Enforcement Attorney representing you at every stage of an enforcement action.
WARING: the FAA has little tolerance for certificate holders (pilots/mechanics) that have any record of driving under the influence (DUI) or driving while intoxicated (DWI). Alcohol related offenses, whether on the road or in the sky, are enormous red flags for the FAA. Consequently, there are many ways that a certificate holder can get tripped up by the FAA. If you’ve recently had a DUI or DWI, call your aviation attorney at Robert L. Langford & Associates immediately to see what you must report to the FAA.
While Robert L. Langford & Associates is located in Las Vegas, Nevada, our attorneys handle FAA Enforcement Actions nationwide. Call us today for assistance handling every aspect of an FAA Enforcement Action including but not limited to; Letters of Investigation, Notices of Proposed Certificate Actions, Assessment of Civil Penalties or hearings before administrative law judges and the NTSB to appeals in the United States District Court.