Merchant Mariner Credential Defense Attorney
The United States Coast Guard’s National Maritime Center, or NMC, licenses and regulates Merchant Mariners throughout the nation. All Merchant Mariners must adhere to the Code of Federal Regulations and regulations enacted by the United States Coast Guard. All Merchant Mariners must also obtain a Transportation Worker Identification Credential, or TWIC, from the Transportation Security Administration, or TSA.
The United States Coast Guard can initiate disciplinary action including an investigation, suspension or revocation of a Merchant Mariner Credential for the following acts:
1) Felony convictions
2) Misdemeanor convictions
3) Violations of the Code of Federal Regulations
4) Customs violations
5) Conduct dangerous to the safety and security of the United States
Just like other Americans, Merchant Mariners can be convicted of simple crimes such as Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and Domestic Violence. Any criminal conviction triggers an investigation into a Merchant Mariner Credential. Criminal convictions can also cause the denial of a Merchant Mariner Credential.
These violations of the Code of Federal Regulations can also trigger disciplinary action:
1) Export Violations
2 False Declarations on Customs Forms
4) Gross Negligence
5) Import Violations
Potential consequences of an investigation into a Merchant Mariner Credential include:
1) Merchant Mariner Credential suspension
2) Merchant Mariner Credential revocation
3) Merchant Mariner Credential probation
4) Denial of a Merchant Mariner Credential
5) Criminal charges
6) Administrative fines
Merchant Mariners are often charged with federal criminal offenses:
Many Merchant Mariners are charged with federal criminal offenses. Federal law enforcement officers throughout the nation investigate Merchant Mariners for Customs Violations, Entry by False Pretense and Narcotics Trafficking. The United States Coast Guard, Customs & Border Protection and the Drug Enforcement Administration conduct sting operations designed to catch individuals violating the law.
If you possess a United States Coast Guard Merchant Mariner Credential and are facing an investigation, suspension or revocation, contact the Law Offices of Seth Weinstein at (310) 707-7131.
We assist United States Coast Guard Merchant Mariners denial applicants in applying for and defending United States Coast Guard Merchant Mariner Credentials in Alameda, Bakersfield, Beverly Hills, Chico, Concord, Contra Costa County, Cupertino, Davis, El Centro, Escondido, Eureka, Fontana, Fremont, Fresno, Hanford, Hayward, Hemet, Hollywood, Humboldt County, Imperial County, Indio, Kern County, Lancaster, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Madera, Marin County, Mendocino, Merced, Modesto, Monterey, Mountain View, Murrieta, Napa, Oakland, Oceanside, Ontario, Orange County, Oxnard, Palm Springs, Palmdale, Palo Alto, Paso Robles, Perris, Placerville, Rancho Cucamonga, Redding, Richmond, Riverside, Roseville, Sacramento, Salinas, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Francisco, San Joaquin County, San Jose, San Luis Obispo, San Mateo, Santa Barbara, Santa Clara County, Santa Clarita, Santa Cruz, Santa Maria, Santa Monica, Santa Rosa, Simi Valley, Stockton, Sunnyvale, Temecula, Thousand Oaks, Tracy, Truckee, Tulare, Turlock, Vacaville, Vallejo, Ventura County, Victorville, Visalia, Vista, Walnut Creek, West Hollywood, and Yuba City.
Additionally, we assist United States Coast Guard Merchant Mariners in applying for and defending United States Coast Guard Merchant Mariner Credentials in denials, investigations, suspensions and revocations throughout the United States of America in Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Washington, D.C., West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.
**DISCLAIMER: Attorney Seth Weinstein is licensed to practice law only in California. Therefore, if you are facing a Merchant Mariner Credential License Defense matter in another state, the Law Offices of Seth Weinstein will provide representation in accordance with the laws of that state, including partnering with an attorney licensed in that particular state, if so required by the laws of that particular state.**