Boating Under the Influence
Boating Under the Influence of Alcohol and/or Drugs
The Law Offices of Russell D. Bernstein, P.A., The Legal Helpline—A Private Law Firm is a South Florida traffic violations and criminal defense law firm based in Coral Springs, North Miami and Weston. Our team offers sound legal advice and experienced representation to Florida residents and tourists accused of boating under the influence (drunk boating) in the Intracoastal Waterway and on our state's many lakes and rivers.
We also defend clients cited for unlicensed or underage boating, speeding through no wake zones or any other violation of Florida laws and regulations governing the safe operation of boats and personal water craft such as Jet Skis and WaveRunners.
To discuss your case in a confidential consultation with an experienced BUI defense attorney at no charge, please contact our offices today.
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Our team has substantial experience defending clients charged with boating under the influence and other maritime violations. As in DUI Defense, operating a boat or personal watercraft in Florida means that you have consented to alcohol or drug testing by law enforcement.
Refusing a breath test is punishable by a $500 fine for the first offense. Any subsequent refusal is considered a crime. The penalties associated with a guilty plea or conviction on a boating under the influence charge range from up to a $500 fine and up to six months in jail for the first offense to up to a $2,500 fine and up to one year in jail for the third conviction in a 10-year period.
If you are accused of causing a BUI accident that results in serious or fatal injury, you may be facing felony criminal charges. It is vitally important to consult an experienced BUI defense attorney immediately.
From first offense boating under the influence charges to serious or fatal BUI accidents, we have the experience and skill to fight for your rights. Call our Legal Helpline now at 855-352-8425.
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