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1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Estate Planning, Admiralty / Maritime and Banking for Utah on
Q: website doesnt have UCC 9-105 (1)(n) & (1)(h) listed, do u have link to where I can view them online
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jun 30, 2020

It looks like some of the other ordinary resources that post UCC 9-105 (Control of Electronic Chattel - Paper) do not include them. You posted under Admiralty/Maritime - I checked but could not find cross references under ordinary maritime laws I work with. The attorneys familiar with banking... Read more »

4 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Admiralty / Maritime on
Q: I was in a boat fire in Nov 2018 .the insurance contacted me but I haven't heard from them again

Progresive contacted me. I was in the ICU burn until in a coma for a month and in there longer. I suffer from al kinds of stuff now

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jun 25, 2020

I'm sorry for your ordeal. Contact a maritime attorney who handles injury cases without delay. Boat fires, particularly on small vessels on navigable waters, can introduce legal tactics that are not available for accidents that take place on land. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

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1 Answer | Asked in Admiralty / Maritime for California on
Q: I have this lien on my boat

Not paying during the shelter in place orrders.ive been here for nine years

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jun 25, 2020

Depending on the type of lien, that could be a strong measure. There are sometimes less expensive ways for facilities to pursue debts. A starting point could be to contact a California attorney to examine the lien and advise you accordingly. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

2 Answers | Asked in Admiralty / Maritime, Landlord - Tenant and Small Claims for Alaska on
Q: Failure to pay for storage on a boat storage lot

I am assisting a friend that allows boat storage on his property. He has 2 boats that have been on his lot for over 24 months with no contact by the boat owners. What statutes or procedures address contacting the owners and or seizing the boats absent payment of the back rent. There is no... Read more »

Alberto J. Castaner Esq.
Alberto J. Castaner Esq. answered on Jun 18, 2020

Good afternoon:

You must look into Alaska state law for available remedies. If the contract was purely for land storage and no maritime services were rendered, maritime law would not apply and the land owner may not seize (or arrest) the vessel in federal court under admiralty procedures....
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1 Answer | Asked in Admiralty / Maritime, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Colorado on
Q: I have FAC coming up on the 9th, do I than file for a motions hearing to hear all the facts of the case? I

I'm also not entering in a plea. I will be challenging jurisdiction

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jun 2, 2020

If you are talking about an FAC and a plea, this sounds like it might be closer to criminal law than maritime law (unless there are facts not mentioned that would be relevant for the Admiralty/Maritime category). Since time is of the essence in your matter, you might have better chances of a prompt... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Admiralty / Maritime, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Education Law for California on
Q: Is it illegal the shelter I live at just started requiring my personal belongings and persons be searched be4 allowed in

All of a sudden The shelter island that started requiring that all my belongings and my persons be searched by one of their security guards before entering the premises this is my legal residence address on my ID and I have to be searched before I come home that doesn't seem legal to me and... Read more »

Louis George Fazzi
Louis George Fazzi answered on May 24, 2020

I don't think think so. You are a guest of the property owner, who can set whatever limits they want on those persons they allow to reside on their property. You say it is a shelter. So the owners apparently want to assure themselves that no guests can bring any kind of contraband onto their... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Admiralty / Maritime for Arkansas on
Q: What is it that considereds a person with autism at 18 to be incapacitated?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on May 7, 2020

This doesn't really look like an Admiralty/Maritime law matter. It sounds like something involving a determination that could be made under any number of guidelines, whether incapacitated for purposes of health care law, a disability claim, enrollment for special education programs,... Read more »

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
Daniel P Leavitt answered on May 7, 2020

You can't.

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1 Answer | Asked in Admiralty / Maritime for Alabama on
Q: "(1) Vessels needed for use on a temporary basis" Using a small (<26ft) cuddy cabin boat once a month? Once a week?

According to the "3 Lakes Law" I cannot have a small <26ft cuddy cabin boat registered on Lake Martin, AL....but under sub section D it referenced the aforementioned exception.

If I intend for my vessels main ussage to be outside of the lake, but I happen to live here and... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on May 3, 2020

Your question would be best handled by an Alabama attorney familiar with state boating laws. But you await a response for two weeks. You will need to check with an Alabama attorney familiar with these boating laws or Alabama officials involved with the law. The law you mention is very region... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law and Admiralty / Maritime on
Q: How much times does it take to approve i 130 petition from Pakistan?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Apr 18, 2020

Were there admiralty/maritime elements to your question not mentioned here - you posted under Admiralty/Maritime, and in that area, commercial seafarers are being confined to vessels in many parts of the world due to the health crisis, with crew rotations and vessel disembarking being virtually... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Admiralty / Maritime and Arbitration / Mediation Law for Hawaii on
Q: I have a situation with a union that requires me to fly out to another State to their medical facility for a physical.

If I don’t the Union will not “clear” me to work. Amid the Covid-19 outbreak I have asked if the Union has designated “local” areas in my Home State where we can complete annual physicals while reducing the risk of spreading or contracting COVID-19. Their answer was no, and that there... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Apr 7, 2020

The maritime unions are dealing with some extraordinary measures in light of this virus, particularly for vessels operating in the Pacific. There have been newly implemented measures involving restriction of crews to vessels, cessation of crew rotations, etc. Given the current atmosphere, unions... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Admiralty / Maritime for New Hampshire on
Q: Foreign boat transaction question

A US citizen living in Vermont owns a foreign company that holds a boat as an asset within the company. A US broker is contracted to sell the boat for a 10% commission. The broker is not responsive to offers and the Foreign company sells the boat to a US citizen after import to the US on its own.... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Apr 5, 2020

It's difficult to say based on these facts alone. It could depend on the provisions of the brokerage agreement, communications between the parties, and other issues. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

Q: Ex parte snow I remember this case


Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Apr 2, 2020

You posed under Admiralty/Maritime but there wasn't a maritime law question here. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

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2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Admiralty / Maritime for Minnesota on
Q: can i get married at 18 outside of minesota if i live in minnesota ??
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Mar 22, 2020

Unless something was inadvertently left off in uploading, there wasn't an admiralty/maritime element here. If there was a maritime element, you could repost and include it. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

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2 Answers | Asked in Admiralty / Maritime, Banking and Tax Law for Texas on
Q: If a person is employed by a corporation and that person is then released from said corporation unethical

I was misinformed about my job duties, requirements, and compensation by my direct supervisor. When I attempted to gain clarity I was informed that I was being released due to the fact that I was on parole. This information was delivered verbally from company supervisor in corporation's... Read more »

David Ostrove
David Ostrove answered on Mar 15, 2020

You are entitled to a fair and complete explanation. You may contact the state labour board and request a hearing. A local labour law attorney who handles employees' claims may be helpful to you. You should request a full explanation from your former employer IN WRITING. Ask for a complete... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Admiralty / Maritime for Arizona on
Q: If someone changes amount on a personal check is it a crime. Amount 100. Thanks.....
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Mar 14, 2020

It would hinge on the state of mind with which they did it. If done as an innocent clerical error where a person catches themselves about to enter an incorrect amount, that is understandable. If done with the intent to deceive or defraud, it could be a crime. This might be explained by an attorney... Read more »

3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury, Admiralty / Maritime and Civil Litigation for California on
Q: 18USC2261a

Wondering what is meant by intent?

Stanley Dale Radtke
Stanley Dale Radtke answered on Mar 2, 2020

Here is the United States Code section in question:

18 U.S. Code § 2261.Interstate domestic violence


(1)Travel or conduct of offender.—

A person who travels in interstate or foreign commerce or enters or leaves Indian country or is present within...
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Q: How Are you sir or madam?

Do you fully accept your curent life situation?

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Feb 22, 2020

Something may have gotten left off your question when you posted. You could try uploading again if there were additional elements to your question. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

Q: Can a federal law enforcement officer swear to the personal knowledge and observations of another lawenforcement officer

Meaning would this be in violation of the federal rules of evidence rule 803 (8)(c)? Note that I'm speaking of a written affidavit as the basis for probable cause to file a complaint in a district court for purposes of a later INDICTMENT. Is this legal?

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Feb 21, 2020

If this did not involve a marine incident resulting in vessel boarding by U.S. Coast Guard and Department of Justice personnel following a grounding, cargo spill, fuel oil spill, allision, injury, or other marine casualty requiring completion of a form CG-2692 for incident reporting or drug testing... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Admiralty / Maritime and Tax Law for Georgia on
Q: If I live in GA but work on a cruise ship overseas 8 months of the year, can I claim part-year resident?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Feb 17, 2020

One option might be to look into the Q & A resources or online help resources of the IRS or Georgia Dept. of Revenue - they might be able to provide direction. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

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