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Charles Edward Schmidt

New York Admiralty / Maritime Attorney.

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  1. Quick, and sincere question for you... Is it true you can be a united states pirate? Not a hacker, but a sea-faring type...

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Barry Franklin Poulson
    2. Charles Edward Schmidt
    3. Michael Nicholas Lygnos
    4. Matthew A Lind
    5. Robert Louis Gardana
    5 lawyer answers

    “Piracy” traditionally has been defined as “robbery, or forcible depredations upon the sea.” United States v. Smith, 5 Wheat. 153, 18 U.S. 153, 161, 5 L.Ed. 57 (1820). Piracy is a crime under U.S. law. 18 U.S.C.A. § 2280: QUOTE Violence against maritime navigation (a) Offenses.-- (1) In general.--A person who unlawfully and intentionally-- (A) seizes or exercises control over a ship by force or threat thereof or any other form of intimidation; (B) performs an act of...

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  2. Is it possible to find a real estate attorney in Mew Mexico to file a title insurance claim on contingency?

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Charles Edward Schmidt
    1 lawyer answer

    The State Bar of New Mexico has a number of referral programs. You can find them here: http://www.nmbar.org/Public/referralprograms.html. It may be possible to retain an attorney to advise you about your rights and prosecute any viable claim on a contigent fee basis.