People get arrested boarding and getting off of cruise ships at the Port of Miami and Port Everglades (Fort Lauderdale).
Warrants and violations of domestic violence injunctions are very common arrests as passengers clearing customs will be screened for outstanding warrants and whether there are any injunctions in place.
If you are traveling with somebody with whom there is an active domestic violence injunction, you will be arrested.
Much like getting arrested at the airport, this can be particularly troublesome for those who don't live in South Florida.
If you are taking a 5-day cruise to the Caribbean and are traveling from New York or Massachusetts, for instance; it can be awful to find yourself locked up in a foreign state.
If you or a loved one have been arrested while boarding or disembarking a cruise ship in Miami or Fort Lauderdale, contact me to discuss options.