Attorney for an Arrest at the Airport

The Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport has more than 25 million passengers each year who travel to the airport for approximately 800 flights each day. The airport brings in more than 2.3 billion each year into the local economy. As such, the airport is Broward County's largest employer.

The district office as an operating budget of approximately $16 million per year. With more than 116 employees, the district office is comprised of a district captain, one lieutenant, nine sergeants, seventy-eight deputies and many other positions.

Lawyer for an Arrest at the Fort Lauderdale - Hollywood Int'l Airport

The attorneys at Meltzer & Bell, P.A. represent clients after an arrest or criminal accusation that occurs at the Ft Lauderdale-Hollywood Int'l Airport. The most common criminal offenses including:

  • driving under the influence in the parking lots and roads on the 18,000 acre airport site; 
  • bringing a concealed weapon or firearm to the airport (usually by accident); 
  • bringing other contraband such as marijuana or other controlled substances to the airport (usually by accident); and
  • disorderly conduct or public intoxication. 

We also represent clients who are arrested at the airport after an outstanding warrant is discovered either right before a flight or as the passenger is preparing to leave the airport. Anyone arrested at the airport is booked into the jail in Broward County, FL, in Fort Lauderdale. 

The criminal defense attorneys at Meltzer & Bell, P.A. are familiar with the tactics used by the 78 deputies with the BSO Ft Lauderdale-Hollywood Int'l Airport District Office. If you were giving a notice to appear on a misdemeanor, or arrested after a felony or misdemeanor offense, then call us to discuss your case during a free and confidential consultation. 

Call (954) 716-8538 today to discuss your case. 


District Office of the BSO Ft Lauderdale-Hollywood Int'l Airport

The district office of the Broward County Sheriff’s Office provides law enforcement services for the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. It also handles security measures related to general airport security and parking at the facility. 

Working with other agencies, it also provides fire rescue protection for the 18,000 acre airport site and its 11,000 employees. It works with other local, county, state and ancillary federal ancillary agencies including the: 

  • Broward County Aviation Department; 
  • U.S. Customs & Border Protection Officers;
  • the Transportation Security Administration (TSA); 
  • the Airline Managers Association.

Carrying a Concealed Weapon / Firearm at the International Airport in Fort Lauderdale - Hollywood

Recent statistics released by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) show how many people are arrested at the Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) for weapon and firearm crimes. In 2014, security and law enforcement officers discovered 49 loaded or unloaded firearms on passengers or in their luggage who were preparing to board flights at the airport or when they entered the security checkpoints.

Criminal charges can also be brought against anyone bring contraband to the airport including knives, razor blades, stun guns and other types of weapons.

in fact, the Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) is one of the top ten airports in the United States where firearms were seized. Other Florida airports in the top ten list including the Tampa International Airport (TPA) and the Orlando International Airport.


Additional Resources

BSO Ft Lauderdale-Hollywood Int'l Airport District Office - Visit the website of the Broward County Sheriff’s Office to learn more about the district office for the Fort Lauderdale - Hollywood International Airport. The district office is managed by Captain Roy Liddicott. The executive officer is Lieutenant Robert Furman. The district offices of the BSO Ft Lauderdale-Hollywood Int'l Airport is located at 200 Terminal Drive in Fort Lauderdale, FL. The non-emergency phone number to the district office is 954-764-4357. 


Finding an Attorney for an Arrest at the Airport in Broward County, FL

If you were arrested for any felony or misdemeanor offense at the International Airport in Fort Lauderdale / Hollywood, FL, then contact an experienced criminal defense attorney at Meltzer & Bell, P.A.. With offices in Fort Lauderdale, our attorneys represent clients charged with a crime throughout Broward County, FL.

Our attorneys are familiar with the tactics used by deputies with the Broward County Sheriff's Office Airport District Office. We represent clients charged with crimes including carrying a concealed weapon or firearm while passing through security, DUI on airport grounds, disorderly conduct and public intoxication.

Call us today for a free consultation. We represent visitors arrested in Broward County. Let us put our experience to work for you.


This article was last updated on Friday, November 4, 2016.

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