Boating Under the Influence Lawyers

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What is BUI?

Boating under the influence or BUI is the operation of a boat while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, an activity that is unlawful in every state.  BUI laws are enforced by local law enforcement organizations and the Coast Guard, and the rules apply to all boats in U.S. waters and U.S. vessels on the high seas.

What are the Penalties for a BUI?

The penalties for operating a boat under the influence are very strict. These penalties can include:  

Reduce the Risk of Being Arrested for BUI

Because an operator of a boat is held liable for any injury or damage that is caused by negligence or recklessness, it is imperative to take boating precautions to minimize injury. The U.S. Coast Guard recommends these:

Do I Need the Assistance of a Lawyer if I Am Charged With a BUI?

Because there is concurrent jurisdiction between state and federal laws concerning BUIs, it is imperative to have a criminal defense lawyer to advise you of your rights and represent you in any criminal hearings.

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Last Modified: 07-29-2013 10:14 AM PDT

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