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0 Answers | Asked in Admiralty / Maritime for Washington on
Q: okay i have a good one if you goto traffic court and give this statement to the judge that you are their on personal

appperance vrs general apperance and will ansewer any question in the form of a demure this takes you out of that admiralty jurastricton

0 Answers | Asked in Admiralty / Maritime and Municipal Law for Michigan on
Q: If the police charge you under your birth name but you have done a name change to the case be dismissed?

The name changed happened 3 years ago a probate judge signed the order and there was i. Exemplified copy of the order provided to the court.

0 Answers | Asked in Admiralty / Maritime for Michigan on
Q: If you legal change your whole name can you still can you still be prosecuted under your birth name?

The name changed direction happened 3 years ago and probate judge signed the order

Q: I'm trying to find out who to contact about my boyfriends work release. He should of already been screened for it 2022.

acording to new law passsed he should be released but he just wants to go to work release as he has served his 20 years already.

3 Answers | Asked in Admiralty / Maritime and Libel & Slander for Missouri on
Q: We were told we have a strong case against a cruise line. Not sure how to proceed.
Ronald J. Eisenberg
Ronald J. Eisenberg
answered on Jul 9, 2022

Contact a local attorney experienced with defamation cases. They are tough cases under Missouri law because you must prove actual damages. Here is a link to the leading Missouri Supreme Court case on defamation.

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1 Answer | Asked in Admiralty / Maritime for Florida on
Q: For a documented vessel that is going to be used in the state of Florida do you have to pay sales tax?

Vessel was bought in the state of Florida and is staying in the state. I have heard you do not have to pay sales tax because it is a documented vessel and I have also heard that you do have to pay but only when you sell your vessel.

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard
answered on May 23, 2022

What you have heard, when you think about it, doesn't quite make sense. You heard that YOU don't have to pay the tax, but one has to pay when one sells it; the answer would be one or the other. Review Florida Statute 212.05 (b). I don't see any exception for a "documented... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Admiralty / Maritime on
Q: How can I blackmail
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Apr 4, 2022

You don't want to do that. Blackmail is generally regarded as a crime. If you mean, "how can you defend yourself against being blackmailed," you could reach out to attorneys to discuss confidentially if the matter involves something you don't wish to display on a public forum,... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Banking, Copyright, Bankruptcy and Admiralty / Maritime for Alabama on
Q: What do I need to do lawfully after filing an Declaration of my life line and Resurrection, In county I reside in?

I proclaimed my nationality and legal Notice

On or about 4 of April 2014 in Jefferson county..

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Mar 23, 2022

An Alabama attorney could probably advise best, but your post remains open for four weeks. This is posted under Admiralty/Maritime, but it does not appear to be something that most maritime attorneys would be familiar with. In terms of reaching out to attorneys, it isn't fully clear what kind... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets, Admiralty / Maritime and Municipal Law for South Carolina on
Q: Every charge is assigned a dollar amount for bond, how do I find out what assigned amount is for legal cases
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Feb 25, 2022

Admiralty/Maritime is included here, but a maritime connection is not clear, unless you mean a bond in connection with a proceeding for a ship or boat involving exoneration or limitation of liability. If this does not involve a vessel, it could be something closer to the criminal law section than... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Copyright and Admiralty / Maritime for California on
Q: I need information about adverse possession please give me a call the phone number
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Feb 19, 2022

Your post covers Admiralty/Maritime together with Adverse Possession. Unless you're talking about seizure/arrest of a ship or boat, it's possible this could be closer to a real estate matter than a maritime law matter. If this involves real property (in the form of land, not vessels), you... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Admiralty / Maritime on
Q: Hello, I have a question regarding merchant NAVY. What is the punishment for using insulting words in VHF Radio ? Tnx
Adam Eugene Deitz
Adam Eugene Deitz
answered on Jan 25, 2022


To clarify, are you asking about the punishment for a member of the U.S. Navy, the U.S. Merchant Marine, or someone else? Are the insulting words coming from a service member or a private citizen? And are the words profane and/or false, or something else? Thank you.

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3 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets, Admiralty / Maritime, Adoption and Cannabis & Marijuana Law for Georgia on
Q: Do I need a high powered attorney?

I definitely need a high powered attorney

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Dec 24, 2021

It's difficult to answer the question based on the information in the post - Admiralty/Maritime is included as a category, and it would be good to have an attorney with insight into maritime law if the matter involves vessels or activities on navigable waters. But there are other categories as... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Admiralty / Maritime and Military Law for Missouri on
Q: Where do I file a compulsory counterclaim against the administrator who is acting like he is a judge and injured me
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Dec 13, 2021

This is posted under Admiralty/Maritime, which often involves federal practice. Under the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, compulsory counterclaims are governed by Rule 13 of FRCP. But it isn't fully clear what the matter involves, due to the spread of categories included. I can't speak... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Admiralty / Maritime, Gov & Administrative Law and Municipal Law for Indiana on
Q: Is this a remedy in a criminal matter ?Conditional Acceptance, Motion for Discovery, Motion to Dismiss.

Plus taking the exposition of pleading guilty to the facts but not to a crime. This also requires them to PROVE their claims, produce first hand witnesses or injured parties, and require them to prove their bonding information, among other things

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Dec 10, 2021

An Indiana attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for a week. There are a number of terms presented here, and the context is not fully clear as to whether they pertain to criminal or civil elements of a legal matter. The admiralty/maritime connection was not readily apparent from... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Admiralty / Maritime and Lemon Law for Oregon on
Q: when purchasing a boat do rules like disclosure, or cancelling the deal come into play

put down payment on boat was told one thing about condition of transmission and found it to be otherwise went to cancel deal within 72 hours and was told that he was going to treat as a failed sale and consider it a voluntary repo and he doesn't have to give my money back when the whole time... Read more »

Gregory L Abbott
Gregory L Abbott
answered on Oct 26, 2021

There is no 72 hr cancellation privilege unless your sales contract provided one. But then there is not one for anything else either (one of the most popular misconceptions by consumers) except under the door to door solicitations rule (if a salesman sells you something at your front door without... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law, Admiralty / Maritime and Constitutional Law for North Carolina on
Q: In N.C. , I have a judgement entered against me for a renewal for unpaid personal loan from 1995,

original judgement was 6-04-01, first renewal was 09-23-11, was just curious is that outside the statute of 10 years to get renewal, and latest paper work only shows date of sept 2011 no mention of previous date, amount of loan was approx $3000

Lynn Ellen Coleman
Lynn Ellen Coleman
answered on Oct 12, 2021

If the second lawsuit to collect on the unpaid judgment was filed on or before June 4, 2011 (10 years from the date the first judgment was signed), it does not matter that the second judgment was not entered until July 23, 2011. By the way, they can only renew once. The second judgment entered... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Contracts and Admiralty / Maritime for California on
Q: I paid $12,000 to a broker for sailboat. I am now being told that the boat is for sale “as is” by owner” is this legal?

i was never given a contract from the broker. I have a text message that I sent him and that he responded with an on “ok”. Later when I asked him to respond about some undisclosed issues that were later identified, the “broker” told me that he actually owned the boat (lie). And that it... Read more »

Masoud Jahani
Masoud Jahani
answered on Oct 11, 2021


There is not enough information to answer your question, so I ask few questions below.

Most used boats are sold “as is”, and the buyer usually buys subject to inspection.

If you’ve gone through a broker did they mention to you if you wanted an inspection done on...
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