Orlando Boating Under the Influence Attorney
Vigorous Defense Against BUI Charges In Central Florida
For residents and visitors alike, fishing and pleasure boating are extremely popular on the lakes in Central Florida, including Orange County and Seminole County. We all know that many boaters bring alcohol and indulge while out on the lakes, but any encounter with law enforcement when drinking and boating can have very serious consequences. Under Florida law operating a watercraft when you have been drinking, or if you are under the influence of drugs, is a criminal offense. As on regular DUIs, if your blood alcohol level is 0.08 or higher, then you are considered to be intoxicated and unable to drive a watercraft. If you are caught doing so, you will be charged with Boating Under the Influence, or BUI.
A BUI Charge Can Be Just As Serious As A Driving Crime
We realize that people who never drive drunk very commonly make the mistake of having one too many while boating. Just two or three drinks can put you over the limit as an adult, and the blood alcohol content (BAC) limit for anyone under 21 is .02 percent.
If you have been arrested and charged with boating under the influence (BUI), it is critical to recognize that this charge is every bit as serious as a DUI, with penalties including significant fines, potential jail time and a criminal record. If you have a prior BUI conviction or were involved in a boating accident, you definitely need a resourceful criminal traffic defense attorney on your side.
The overall impact of this serious charge on your life may well be determined by the knowledge and experience of the Orlando boating-under-the-influence lawyer you choose to guide and represent you. We have handled hundreds of alcohol-related and drug-related defense cases in Central Florida courts. Our defense attorneys have a strong grasp of viable strategies for fighting a BUI conviction or negotiating a manageable outcome to protect your future.
Contact Our Experienced Central Florida BUI Defense Attorney
Do not underestimate a BUI (Boating Under the Influence) charge against you or take the risk of facing it without an experienced lawyer on your side. To put the dedicated, highly responsive legal team at LaBar Adams to work for you after a Florida BUI arrest call 866-680-4LAW or fill out the online form located at the top of this page anytime and schedule a consultation. We are available for you 24 hours a day. Our Orlando BUI defense attorneys respond to after-hours messages promptly. Evening or weekend appointments are available upon request We respect your privacy and will keep all your information confidential.
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