If you have been arrested or ticketed for BUI, there may be legal options available to fight these accusations. The knowledgeable legal team at Cowan Kirk can help determine if your charges are based on BUI arrest mistakes. To learn more about your defense options, contact the Kirkland BUI lawyers of Cowan Kirk by calling 866-822-1230 today.
BUI Arrest Mistakes
When a person is stopped for BUI, their blood alcohol content, or BAC, will typically be tested by a police officer to determine if it is over the legal limit of .08. If so, the individual may be arrested for intoxicated operation of a boat. However, it is important to remember that the following mistakes may be made during a BUI arrest:
- The officer may not allow you enough time to adjust to the land from the water before taking a field sobriety test
- The BAC test can erroneously overestimate your BAC due to certain medical conditions
- The police officer may insist that you are legally required to submit to a Breathalyzer test when you actually have the right of refusal
Washington BUI Penalties
If you are convicted of BUI charges, you may lose your boating license, face severe fines, and, in extreme cases, serve jail time. Often, repeat offenders of other crimes may face more strict penalties if convicted of BUI charges.
If you have been arrested on BUI allegations, we may be able to help you with your legal defense so that you can avoid harsh penalties. To discuss your options further with an experienced legal advisor, contact the Kirkland BUI attorneys of Cowan Kirk at 866-822-1230 today.