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.
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..