At least, it is nice to know protecting yourself from a TSA agent is not a felony. Therefore, if a TSA agent threatens a passenger, he or she has the right to self defense. On the other hand, a misdemeanor charge could be easily disputed. If the convicted is charged with a misdemeanor, he or she is often punished with probation, community service, short jail term, or part-time imprisonment; served on the weekends. Also, a monetary fine is imposed upon the guilty. Therefore, if you have a good lawyer, like Casey Anthony, you could easily beat a misdemeanor wrap!
(CBS) LONGMONT, Colo.– No felony charges will be filed against the Colorado woman who allegedly sexually assaulted a Transportation Security Administration agent in Phoenix.
On Tuesday the Maricopa County district attorney decided to turn the case of Yukari Miyamae, 61, of Longmont over to city prosecutors. She could still be charged with a misdemeanor.
Police say Miyamae grabbed the female agent’s left breast, squeezed and twisted it with both hands on July 14 at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. Miyamae was getting ready to board a flight from Phoenix to Denver.
Miyamae’s attorney Judd Golden says his client was violated, endangered and threatened by the actions of TSA agents. She denies doing anything wrong.
Ms. Miyamae says she told TSA agents she wanted to be screened by the metal detector gate. She did so out of concern for excessive radiation exposure from the full-body scanners, as she is a frequent business traveler.
Her request was denied. She was soon surrounded by TSA agents. One TSA agent, a tall woman, approached Ms. Miyamae, who is only five feet tall.
Ms. Miyamae felt panicked and experienced a volatile aversion to the TSA personnel violating her personal physical space. She felt endangered and threatened based upon prior traumatizing security pat-downs, repugnance at the prospect of being touched again in such a violent and undignified manner, and instinctively pushed the female TSA agent away.