Have you received a Notice of Proposed Civil Penalty? If so, it can be appear to be an onerous task to defend your position. The FAA’s Enforcement Division initiates this informal procedure when they believe Federal Aviation Regulations have been violated. The letter will include a list of the alleged violations the FAA has compiled through an investigative report. Typically, the letter has a response deadline and options, which should not be ignored. If the letter is not responded to, the FAA has the authority to issue orders assessing a civil penalty of up to $400,000 against persons other than individuals and small business concerns and up to $50,000 against individuals and small business concerns.
Barnett Law Offices will represent you and/or your company throughout the entire FAA Civil Penalty process, including: responding to a Letter of Investigation; responding to a Notice of Proposed Civil Penalty; conducting an informal conference with the FAA attorney(s); an appeal before a Department of Transportation (DOT) administrative law judge; an appeal before the NTSB; and appeal to US appellate courts. This is a narrowly focused area of the law requiring detailed knowledge of 14 CFR Part 13.
In many cases, a FAA civil penalty stems from a business issue requiring a detailed knowledge of the aviation operation itself. Because each lawyer at Barnett Law Offices is also a pilot, we have the precise technical knowledge to understand and advocate effectively for each of our clients. All of our lawyers operate regularly in the national aerospace system, complete FAA medical applications, and maintain certification standards through check rides and biannual flight reviews. Our firm concentrates solely in aviation law and we have the expertise and experience to assist with your FAA issue.
The Aviation Attorneys at Barnett Law Offices provide the highest quality legal representation for Airmen, Mechanics, Part 121 and 135 Operators and Fixed Base Operators in FAA administrative and enforcement actions, as well as civil actions involving pilots and injury victims.
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