Florida BUI Lawyer, Fort Lauderdale BWI Lawyer, Boating While Intoxicated

If you have been arrested for a BUI let Fort Lauderdale BUI lawyer Guy Seligman defend your  BUI and Boating  criminal charges.
The punishments for boating under the influence (BUI/BWI) are severe. Florida takes BUI charges very seriously and you will need an expereinced BUI lawyer.

BUI is a  criminal charge  that could lead to:

  • jail time ,
  • Having a felony or misdemeanor  on your record,
  • fines,
  • impoundment of your boat,
  • forfeiture of your boat,
  • loss of boating privileges in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Boating Under the Influence is a serious crime.

You can be charged with BUI if (a) your blood-alcohol level is .08 or (b) if you are deemed too impaired to handle your boat.

Other charges include:

  •     BUI causing serious bodily injury*
  •     BUI causing an accident
  •     BUI manslaughter*
  •     Repeat offenses (prior BUI or DUI)
  •     BAC of .15 or greater
  •     BUI with children or youths under age 18 aboard
  •     BUI causing property damage

Blood Alcohol Level For A BUI

A BUI citation is issued if the person operating the vessel has a blood alcohol concentration of 0.08 or higher. Someone with a blood alcohol level of 0.05 to 0.08 may also be charged with a BUI if they are showing other signs of intoxication, such as swerving, slurred speech, or the inability to walk or stand.

Florida BUI Penalties

  • Fines up to $500 for a first offense
  • Six months in jail. $1,000 and nine months in jail for the second offense
  • $2,500 and one year in jail for the third
  • Causing a  death from an accident as a result of BUI, is a felony.

We Defens ALL  Criminal Boating  Charges and Suspended Boating License Charges

If your Boating license has been suspended call suspended license lawyer Guy Seligman