California Admiralty / Maritime Questions & Answers

Q: Where can I find a map of international waters of Asia that is acceptable to the IRS or courts?

1 Answer | Asked in International Law and Admiralty / Maritime for California on
Answered on Feb 9, 2019
Timur Akpinar's answer
You could contact the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to inquire if they know who performs the equivalent of their services in Asian countries. The charts I use identify the National Ocean Service Coast Survey as a reference (with additional inputs from the Army Corps of Engineers and U.S. Coast Guard), and I also use Notices to Mariners, but it depends what application you are looking to use these for. You mention courts and IRS; I use these charts for reference and...

Q: Who would take a case re: suing Port Hueneme Harbor Patrol for sinking my commercial vessel while under their control?

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Admiralty / Maritime for California on
Answered on Oct 3, 2018
William John Light's answer
You will have to file a Tort Claim with the County of Ventura with 6 months of the date of the loss. After that, your claim may be governed by the Jones Act (not sure about that), which requires a specialty attorney. Do a computer search for Jones Act attorneys in Ventura and you will be guided to the appropriate specialists to assess your case.

Q: Can a credit dispute halt an ongoing suit in court ?

2 Answers | Asked in Arbitration / Mediation Law, Consumer Law, Small Claims and Admiralty / Maritime for California on
Answered on May 21, 2018
William John Light's answer
This mostly unintelligible. You can dispute a debt in a collection matter, if that is what you are asking. Don't see how a credit report pertains to that.

Q: Which Agency can determine Jurisdiction over the federal Anchorage at Richardson Bay, part of San francisco Bay?

1 Answer | Asked in Admiralty / Maritime for California on
Answered on Apr 18, 2017
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.'s answer
If the federal and state powers have delegated the powers to localities, then the city may be within its rights to legislate in this way if it serves a legitimate governmental purpose (i.e., the rational basis test). More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website,...

Q: Is it constitutional, legal, or lawful, 4 new legislation 2Exclude a certain class of individuals, even if ex post fac

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Admiralty / Maritime, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for California on
Answered on Jan 25, 2017
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.'s answer
You're understanding of ex post facto law may be mistaken. Discuss your case with a criminal appeals attorney. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business & Contracts, Criminal Defense, Divorce & Child Custody, and Education Law. This answer does not constitute...

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