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I was issued equipment tickets for a small boat registered

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I was issued equipment tickets for a small boat registered in my name
I just a passenger on a boat the officer didn’t see who was driving because we were already off the boat and loading it on the trailer. Are there tickets valid since I wasn’t driving the boat?
Good evening and thank you for the question.

Unfortunately, these tickets are usually written to the owner of the boat. In some cases, they would write it to the driver if the owner is not present. For example, John loaned his boat to Dave. Dave took it out on the water and was stopped by a game warden. The game warden wrote Dave a ticket for not having enough life jackets on board. Had John been there, even as a passenger, he would have received the ticket.

I wish I had better news for you and could tell you that there was an easier solution to the problem. A tough part of being an attorney is being the bearer of bad news. However, if I was to lie to you by telling you that there is an easy "fix" to this problem, I would be doing you a huge disservice in the end.

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Joe
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

 


How serious are boat equipment tickets,


like, no horn, no flag



What is the worse that could happen if I don’t pay them

If left unpaid can end up in some serious fines, fees, and headaches. If you don't pay them, they won't let you renew your registration until all is paid.


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Joe

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