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Mercer Island Boating Under the Influence (BUI) Attorneys

A boat operator is bound by the same intoxication limits as any driver. These boating under the influence (BUI) laws keep boaters responsible for staying under a 0.08 intoxication level and not becoming intoxicated through the use of illegal drugs at all. If a person breaks these laws, they may face strict penalties as a result. While these charges may not have the same level of punishment as DUI convictions, they can still leave a permanent mark on a person's record.

If you have been charged with boating under the influence it is important that you seek experienced and knowledgeable legal representation. With a long record of fighting hard for our clients, the Mercer Island boating under the influence lawyers of Cowan Kirk are prepared to be of assistance. Contact us today by calling 866-822-1230.

Penalties for BUI

The consequences of being convicted on BUI charges can prove far-reaching in many cases. A person convicted of these allegations can face additional penalties if they have been previously convicted of other alcohol-related charges.

The following penalties and collateral consequences may be faced by someone convicted of BUI:

  • Incarceration for a period of up to 90 days
  • Probation for a period of up to 2 years
  • Loss of boating licenses
  • Heavy fines

If a person injures someone else while they are intoxicated and operating a boat they may face stricter penalties.

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If you are facing BUI charges, let us help you to ensure that your rights and interests are protected. Contact the Mercer Island BUI defense lawyers of Cowan Kirk at 866-822-1230 to speak with a passionately committed attorney about your case..

Cowan Kirk Kattenhorn

Cowan Kirk is known throughout Washington and the nation for representing all of its clients with commitment, creativity and compassion. We recognize how devastating a DUI charge can be, particularly when our clients learn how incredibly tough Washington's DUI laws have become, even for a first-time offender.

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If you need a DUI defense attorney in Seattle, Bellevue, or King County, contact us today to find out why respect for our clients, a passion for justice, and our commitment to winning have earned each of us the highest honor a member of the bar can receive from our colleagues – their referrals.