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3 Answers | Asked in Admiralty / Maritime for California on

Q: A Ca police officer sees a suspected murderer while both are on board a cruise ship bound from SD to Hawaii.

Can he arrest him while the ship is in international water? The ship is registered in Liberia.

Tom Evans answered on Aug 3, 2019

The officer should call ahead and make arrangements for arrest once the vessel hits port in Hawaii. Arrests are fairly common upon arrivals. Also, during the period before reaching port the validity of the warrant can be confirmed. There are often mistakes in the system and the warrant must be... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Libel & Slander and Admiralty / Maritime for New York on

Q: slip fully paid for the year. sold the boat and promised buyer the slip as well. can the Marina try charging new owner ?

So I sold my boat and promised new owner the slip as well since it was fully paid for the remainder of the summer season. As suggested by the owner of the marina stating that it would be more appealing when selling a boat. So now that boat its sold the marina's owner is no where to be found for me... Read more »

Tom Evans answered on Jul 24, 2019

This does not involve maritime law or admiralty. You need to consult with a local attorney about breach of contract issues

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3 Answers | Asked in Estate Planning, Immigration Law, Tax Law and Admiralty / Maritime for Illinois on

Q: What steps do I need to take to become of majority status and correctly use the name? Indiana and internationally.

Tom Evans answered on Jun 24, 2019

Sorry, but this does not sound like a maritime question. Also, the naming in issue did not come through. Please try trademark and copy write experts. Thank you and best regards. Tom Evans Maritime Lawyer Please see Justia disclaimer.

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