For more information regarding your rights as a BUI defendant, contact the Seattle BUI lawyers of the Cowan Kirk Law Firm at 1-866-822-1230 today.
Three Methods of Measurement
In Washington, BUI may be determined through three different systems of measurement. Failure of any one of these tests can result in a BUI charge, which, although not as strict as a DUI charge, remains a serious offense. The following are the three major standards for BUI detection:
- 0.08 grams of alcohol measured in a collection of 210 liters of breath
- 0.08 percent alcohol measured in a blood sample
- Behavioral proof of being affected by intoxication
Unlike DUI, a person being charged with a BUI typically may refuse on-the-spot testing without severe penalties being applied. Punishments are focused on the act of boating under the influence of alcohol or other drugs itself and any damage that may have occurred as a result.
If you have been charged with BUI, the penalties can be substantial, even though they are not as strict as those for DUI. For more information regarding the defense of your rights against these charges, contact the Seattle BUI lawyers of the Cowan Kirk Law Firm today by calling 1-866-822-1230.