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A Warrant Could Ruin Your Cruise

Updated: Mar 13

I had a someone call me a few months ago in a panic. That's not an unusual situation, but it turns out their situation was unusual - their husband was arrested, on their birthday, when coming off of their cruise ship.

He didn't commit a crime on the cruise ship. No, it turns out he had an arrest warrant he didn't know about. He was secretly indicted from another state.

His case was dismissed in district court, but the Grand Jury then secretly indicted him. He didn't know about his arrest warrant, and he couldn't have.

Once he was leaving the cruise ship, Customs checked for warrants. He was then arrested thousands of miles from home, and had to sit in jail for a few days until I could get him a bond and get him out of jail.

Make sure if you want to go on the cruise, you should check for arrest warrants. Otherwise, you could be arrested in a far away jurisdiction unable to make bond.

If you've been arrested after a cruise ship on a warrant or otherwise, you need a criminal defense attorney in Massachusetts to help you get out of jail as soon as possible. My office is located in Boston, Massachusetts, but I practice criminal law in all Massachusetts courts.

Contact me now at 617-356-8217, and let's get started.