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6 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy, Immigration Law, Admiralty / Maritime and Health Care Law for Virginia on
Q: Would it be accurate to say that any attorney who passes the bar exam know about client confidentiality?
Mr. Chad Van Horn
Mr. Chad Van Horn
answered on Apr 1, 2021

The answer should be yes, but unfortunately, there is a chance that an attorney that passed the bar isn't well versed in client confidentiality.

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2 Answers | Asked in Contracts, Criminal Law, Admiralty / Maritime and Federal Crimes for Virginia on
Q: How can I be put under a law that I wasn't charged or sentenced under

I was given a plea bargain in 2003 the law was changed in 2005 which is a harsher punishment

Daniel P Leavitt
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answered on May 7, 2020

You can't.

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1 Answer | Asked in Admiralty / Maritime for Virginia on
Q: I was charged with 29.1-738.01 improper operation of a boat. Could you please let me know what I can expect to happen

When I go to court? I am wondering about the fine and the consequences of a class 3 misdemeanor

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jul 7, 2019

This is something that needs to be discussed with a Virginia attorney who practices criminal law. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury, Admiralty / Maritime and Civil Litigation for Virginia on
Q: If a marina allows larger boats to overhang their slips and a smaller boat hits the larger boat while the larger boat

is still in its slip not moving, can the marina be sued? So the question is about liability issues a marina might encounter

by allowing boat overhang in the slips.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jun 5, 2019

The degree of overhang could be a factor. If the smaller boat was moving, it's likely that it would be confronted by the argument that the other vessel was not moving. Maritime law applies a presumption that serves in favor of a non-moving vessel in encounters with moving vessels. The degree... View More

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