Q: If someone boards my vessel without permission, then refuses to leave, how may I legally evict them?
Also, at what point legally do my verbal warnings become construed as threats that may be used against me in Court, given that the trespassers are standing on my vessel?
A: Depending upon additional facts and the particular jurisdiction, probably best to call the local authorities, i.e. Coast Guard, police or sheriff before saying or attempting much other than instructing the individual to leave. Be sure to have a credible witness who can attest to the reasonableness of your actions.
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