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What Is Boating Under the Influence?

Boating while under the influence (BUI) refers to operating a watercraft after drinking alcohol or using drugs. BUI is similar to DUI, but instead of operating a motor vehicle the individual operates a boat. In Texas, operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated is a Class B misdemeanor with a minimum jail sentence of three days and possible $4,000 fine. 

How Does Texas Define BUI?

It is a crime in Texas if a person is intoxicated while operating any type of watercraft.

What Is Considered A "Watercraft" in Texas?

A watercraft is considered a:

What Is the Punishment for BUI in Texas?

BUI is a Class B misdemeanor in Texas. A person faces a criminal punishment of:

Would My Second BUI Charge Also Be a Class B Misdemeanor?

No, prior BUI convictions are considered enhancements, meaning that subsequent charges will face harsher punishments because of the existence of those prior convictions. As a result, a second BUI charge is a Class A misdemeanor punishable by:

If someone has two or more BUI convictions or a victim sustained serious bodily injury during the accident, it is a third degree felony. A third degree felony is punishable by:

Should I Contact a Criminal Lawyer about My BUI Charge in Texas?

A BUI charge is a serious criminal charge that is difficult to combat against without the assistance of a lawyer. Contact a Texas criminal lawyer about your BUI charge immediately to discuss how to resolve your case fast.

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Last Modified: 09-26-2016 06:34 PM PDT

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