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2 Answers | Asked in Admiralty / Maritime and Constitutional Law for Nevada on
Q: How are you able to confirm a court is operating under Maritime Law(dry dock) and not Constitutional?

I understand the fringe on the flag, how to confirm it w presiding "judge" while present in court is my goal.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jan 22, 2020

A court does not operate under maritime law, as opposed to other types of law. It operates under state rules of civil procedure, or the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure that ordinarily govern maritime cases filed in federal court. Maritime law can be the basis of the SUBSTANTIVE law issues in a... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Admiralty / Maritime, Civil Rights and International Law on
Q: Can I file a lawsuit against someone for calling me a “lazy sod”?

I work at sea and recently contacted a fellow colleague with regards to assistance with work. He replied and indicated that if I needed more help he was willing to assist. I emailed him back taking up his assistance however his supervisor replied stating I should do the work myself and referring to... Read more »

Tom Evans
Tom Evans answered on Jan 18, 2020

Was any of this due to your being a minority of some sort - race color creed personal orientation? If so you may be able to make a civil rights claim. Otherwise you are left with defamation which likely tequire much more harm.

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1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law and Admiralty / Maritime on
Q: How do I apply for a Bingo License in DeRidder, LA 70634
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jan 17, 2020

It's possible part of your question was left off in uploading; no admiralty/maritime issue appeared here. The Louisiana Gaming Control Board might be a starting point for the non-maritime element of your post. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

1 Answer | Asked in Admiralty / Maritime, Criminal Law and White Collar Crime for California on
Q: I need an attorney or to find out what organization handles maritime offenses for unseaworthy repairs that were hidden

I purchased a vessel out of a shipyard that had promised me a bottom job on a documented u.s. coast guard vessel. The vessel when I was taken to see it had the laminate structures completely ground down two to three layers of the outside layer of a cord vessel hull I was told I would receive an... Read more »

Tom Evans
Tom Evans answered on Jan 14, 2020

This is potentially a mixed question of maritime law and contract/consumer protection. The U S Coastguard in your District (there are 13 or so spread across the US depending on what State you live in) local office of marine safety or the marine safety officer at your District MIGHT be... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law and Admiralty / Maritime on
Q: My Canadian girlfriend was denied entry to the US land border south of Montreal on October 2019 on the grounds of not en

Ties to Canada. Can you help us?

Sheri A Benchetrit
Sheri A Benchetrit answered on Jan 7, 2020

I would be more than happy to speak with you. When entering the US as a visitor it is always best to be prepared to document all of your ties to your home country. This can include a number of things including apartment leases, enrollment in school, bank statements, confirmation of employment. If... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Admiralty / Maritime for North Carolina on
Q: If I bond a person out of jail and he dosent go to court can I go to jail for him not going to court
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jan 2, 2020

There did not seem to be an admiralty-maritime issue in this post. You could have better chances of getting a meaningful response if you repost in the Criminal Law section. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Admiralty / Maritime and Constitutional Law for Arkansas on
Q: How do I obtain the status of sort of which has no implied obligation and has immunity without recourse of said entity?

How to make claim of status as a free man and only acting agent of said entity

W. Whitfield Hyman
W. Whitfield Hyman answered on Dec 30, 2019

This is sovereign citizen nonsense. Do yourself a favor and forget it and move on.

Q: My husband was arrested for manufacturing meth., pfo 1, possession, etc., the task force seized a Corvette

That was in both our names. It was a birthday gift to me and I was the sole driver of the vette. The vette was bought with an $80,000.00 inheritance when his father died. I was not with my husband at the time because he was cheating on me so we had seperated. I had no knowledge of his... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Dec 15, 2019

You need to hire a local attorney and file suit for the forfeiture.

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1 Answer | Asked in Admiralty / Maritime for Mississippi on
Q: Were can I get a copy of a hadeas corpus .to fill out and tern in. In mississippi.
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Dec 6, 2019

There did not appear to be an admiralty/maritime issue here. It's possible this question is better suited for the Criminal Law section. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

1 Answer | Asked in Admiralty / Maritime for Georgia on
Q: A boating accident on Lake Lanier would be handled by the state, & on the Chattahochee River by Fed govt, correct?

I am a high schoolteacher in Georgia. I am teaching about federal, state, &concurrent jurisdiction in my Honors Government class. This is really beyond the scope of what I teach, but I like being able to provide some basic info. My understanding is that a passenger boat accident between 2... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Dec 3, 2019

You've chosen an interesting topic for students, but you go into many different directions. Framed the way it is, your assignment runs the possibility of confusing your students. Try to keep things on a level that high school students would be able to follow. For starters, look into the concept of... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Admiralty / Maritime on
Q: Can i make medical claim if i have failed my last medical to go back to my work on a cruise ship
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Nov 28, 2019

I'm not certain of the exact meaning of your question. If it is that you were injured in the course of your employment on your cruise ship, you have the right to make a medical claim. However, this would be governed by your cruise line's employment agreement. Cruise lines, while operating out of... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Admiralty / Maritime for New Jersey on
Q: Cruise ship injury from wind tunnel effect in stateroom.

balcony door and stateroom door was opened and the wind tunnel effect opened the closet door violently onto my head, face and eye. There was a sign on the door that indicated not to open both doors at the same time but nothing about the closet door opening and injuring someone. Closet door was very... Read more »

Michael A. Winkleman
Michael A. Winkleman answered on Oct 14, 2019

We’ve handled dozens of injury cases on cruise ships involving the wind tunnel effect just like yours. As such the cruise line is on notice of the danger. Feel free to email me at and we can likely help.

Note that any case has to be filed in miami within one year of the...
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2 Answers | Asked in Admiralty / Maritime for California on
Q: Can owner of marina tell liveaboards to leave without putting request in writing?

Im a liveaboard at a marina in Contra Costa County, California. The owner of the marina violated the current law which says no liveaboards in Contra Costa and has a number of tenants living on their boats at his marina. Due to one tenant causing problems with other tenant, the marine sheriff have... Read more »

Tom Evans
Tom Evans answered on Oct 6, 2019

This is not an admiralty or maritime question. Best check State landlord tenant laws.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Admiralty / Maritime and Municipal Law for Ohio on
Q: What if the defendant enters written bond into the case before the plaintiff can is that a dishonor?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Sep 30, 2019

Based on the limited facts, any admiralty/maritime issues involved were not clear.

Tim Akpinar

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Admiralty / Maritime, Appeals / Appellate Law and Child Custody for Minnesota on
Q: How can I sue the court

I am being deprived my due process

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Sep 22, 2019

Additional information is needed. Due process is a broad area and the manner in which your rights are being violated is not clear from the facts at hand.

Tim Akpinar

3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Admiralty / Maritime for Texas on
Q: How do I request charges to be dismissed at arraignment when I'm representing myself?

I went shopping at Wal-Mart last month and purchased a keyboard along with 3 other items. I went thru self checkout and paid for my items. Upon leaving the store an employee said something to me which I couldn't hear since I had headphones in watching a video. I walked to my car and headed home. 2... Read more »

Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Sep 17, 2019

Walmart may have a video. Also if you know which register and the time you probably can get the computer records of Payments.

Hire a lawyer who can help you obtain them

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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets, Admiralty / Maritime and Municipal Law for Alabama on
Q: Can I defend against an unsworn complaint issued by an officer in the form of an "e-ticket" under 32-1-4(a)?

At bottom of ticket, it states "no signature required pursuant to 32-1-4(a)", but that code appears to be stating that the violator would be deemed to have given a written Bond to appear, not waiving officers' need to sign the complaint. Violated Montg. Municipal Ord. 1-9 adopted 32-6-65

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Aug 26, 2019

This was posted under Admiralty/Maritime, but I was unable to find anything under maritime laws pertaining to the listed statute(s). It looks like it involves violation of a Montgomery Municipal Ordinance. Consult with an Alabama attorney, as it probably requires a prompt response/appearance where... Read more »

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
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
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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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

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