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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

(a)Offenses.—

(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

Q: I was falsely accused of stealing and at a superstore. Can I sue for defamation? See details below.

I was brought back to the store in cuffs and questioned. I denied and showed them the reciept of the item I bought, and they brought up the footage of me paying at the cash register after I told them what register I checked out at. I was embarrassed and humiliated. They then trespassed me from the... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Feb 12, 2020

I'm sorry for your ordeal. You could consult with an attorney in confidence regarding your civil remedies because they could be multiple here. Doing this without delay could be valuable to you in terms of preserving video footage before it is rerecorded over or lost. Many attorneys would... Read more »

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3 Answers | Asked in Admiralty / Maritime on
Q: información sobre el caso, olga de león v. shih wei navigation

No tengo pacer, y necesito información sobre el caso olga de león v. shih wei navigation

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jan 30, 2020

If I understood your message correctly, I believe you do not have Pacer and you need information about the case De León v. Shih Wei Navigation. I'm sorry if I didn't get it right. But if I am right, that case is posted here on Justia. Try putting this link into your computer:... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Contracts, Criminal Law, Admiralty / Maritime and Civil Rights for California on
Q: Hello, my legal person name is Asher. I am a paralegal myself, withholding 34 years of experience. I have a question

A man who was previously convicted in his first and last name in a state other than where he resided, had an established residency the state of California where his married spousal successfully changed his name to something other than what he was convicted as then triumphed himself out of the... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Jan 29, 2020

MUCH MORE INFO NEEDED.

IT'S LIKE ASKING A DOC WHY DO I HAVE CANCER?

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3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Admiralty / Maritime for California on
Q: can a co-owner of a boat be liable to another co-owner of a boat after one sustains an injury?
Tom Evans
Tom Evans answered on Jan 28, 2020

Yes. But it depends on the circumstances. Both the nature of the agreement for co ownership and the circumstances regarding the injury may lead to liability of the uninvolved co owner. First if the co ownership is by written agreement carefully review that agreement. Second and assuming this... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Admiralty / Maritime and Tax Law for Georgia on
Q: I’m a resident of GA but work on a cruise ship full time (8 months of the year). Do I need to pay GA taxes?

They automatically take out federal taxes but since it’s office is based in Miami, they don’t take out any income tax.

D. Mathew Blackburn
D. Mathew Blackburn answered on Jan 28, 2020

Yes, your resident state will tax all your income worldwide.

Obviously you can still take foreign exclusionary or credits as allowed, but you will need to file a GA return and calculate tax owed.

I would contact HR and find out why tax is not being taken out and sent to GA....
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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

2 Answers | 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 »

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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... Read more »

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