Boating Under the Influence

Southwest Florida BUI (Boating Under the Influence) Attorney

Boating and water activities are a favorite pastime of many residents in Florida and vacationers every year. Florida law enforcement's desire to crack down on boating under the influence (BUI) offenses can quickly turn a good time into an arrest and serious criminal charges.

Florida's laws against boating while impaired by alcohol or other drugs are as strict as those for driving a vehicle while impaired. Florida law prohibits anyone from boating under the influence (BUI). It is illegal to operate any vessel or to manipulate any water skis, sailboard, or similar device while intoxicated due to alcohol or any combination of alcohol, a controlled substance, or drugs. Alcohol is a major contributor to boating accidents and fatalities in Florida.

Why do I need a BUI Lawyer?

Boating under the influence can be classified as a misdemeanor or felony offense in Florida. A conviction may result in imprisonment, heavy fines, court fees, probation, and mandatory alcohol treatment or rehabilitation. If you have been charged with a BUI, you will have a much better chance of avoiding imprisonment or a conviction by involving a BUI lawyer.

At the law office of MSPerryLaw, we have over 19 years of experience defending clients throughout Sarasota, Bradenton and Southwest Florida who are facing criminal charges. We offer clients the representation they need in the criminal court and DMV hearings. Fore more information on how to defend yourself against a BUI charge, call our office to schedule your free initial consultation with an experienced lawyer by contacting us online or by calling 941-365-4000.