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Gainesville Boating Under the Influence Attorney

BUI Charge in Florida

Boating under the influence (BUI) is typically a 2nd degree misdemeanor punishable by up to $1k in fines & up to 6 months in jail. Similar to DUI (Driving Under the Influence) offense, an individual's blood alcohol levels must be .08% or higher constitute drunk boating under this crime charge.

The penalties and consequences of being convicted of a BUI crime vary according to several factors, such as whether it was a first-time offense, how much damage was done, presences of drugs/drug paraphernalia, extremely high blood alcohol levels, if a minor was aboard the vessel and whether the boating accident resulted in manslaughter or wrongful death. Enhancements do exist for any of these and could lead to a more serious felony charge.

This attorney team is proud to bring over 15 years of experience in defending clients against these and other crimes. Call the firm today at (352) 356-8967.

Experienced BUI Legal Counsel

Being charged with operating a boating craft or sailing vessel when drunk or drugged is no light matter. As with DUI charges, prosecutors vigorously pursue conviction and maximum penalties. It requires competent legal representation to maximize one's chance for a favorable outcome.

There are a great deal of potential factors and numerous governing elements in the law surrounding BUI boat crash charges, whether they are at the lowest degree of misdemeanor or the highest degree of felony. It is extremely important that if you or a loved one are under a BUI charge, you get an experienced attorney on your side who can help you understand your case, do an independent investigation where needed and build a formidable defense to maximize your potential to win. We treat our clients with respect and have an "innocence until proven guilty" mindset.

Contact a Gainesville BUI Defense Lawyer for courteous legal advice and representation dedicated to your rights and best interests in any BUI case.


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