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Coast Guard Safety Check: Georgia Lake Attorney Discusses the Benefits of a Free Safety Check

A Coast Guard Safety Check helps a vessel owner be safe operator on the water. The Safety Check is free and is a non-law enforcement procedure.


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A boat owner should have their vessel checked by the Coast Guard. At a free Coast Guard Safety Check, the Coast Guard will review your boat to make sure it is in compliance and will advise you if it is not. It is very important to know that the Coast Guard does not cite or ticket vessels in non-compliance at these free Safety Checks, so there is no risk in getting one. By not getting one, there can be serious boating risks in Safety and equipment due to not having your vessel checked by the Coast Guard. Therefore, it is important to get a Safety Check performed as part of your regular maintenance on your boat.

At A. Bishop Law, our Georgia boat lawyers welcome any questions about boating safety and boating law.  If you, a family member or friend is facing a criminal boating charge or boating accident, please Call or Email us about any questions you may have about Georgia Boating law safety violations.  Your initial consultation is free and confidential.

About the authorAnne Bishop  is a Georgia Lawyer with A. Bishop Law in Gainesville, Georgia and handles various legal matters arising on the lakes of Georgia, including Boating Under the Influence Criminal Defense and Boating Injuries, as well as  DUI / DWIBUIAccident & Injury and other Georgia Criminal Defense matters.   The law office of A. Bishop Law can assist clients through out Georgia including:  Lake Lanier, Lake Hartwell, Hall County (GainesvilleOakwoodFlowery Branch), Jackson County  (Jefferson, Braselton) White County (Helen, Cleveland), Lumpkin County (Dahlonega), Dawson County (Dawsonville), Habersham County (Demorest, Cornelia), and all of Northeast Georgia.

This article and video should not be considered nor relied upon as legal advice since it is only intended for general overview and informational purposes. Please consult with an attorney on your specific situation in order to determine an appropriate legal course of action.

Anne Bishop
A. Bishop Law, LLC
Attorney at Law
539 Green Street NW
Phone: (770) 783-5296