What A Boating Under The Influence Charge Can Mean For You
Florida is known for boating under the influence of alcohol or drug arrests. Our Miami BUI lawyers at Beckham Solis, Attorneys at Law, are ready to help defend you against these charges if you are facing arrest due to boating under the influence. Contact us today to speak with our Miami BUI defense attorneys!
The Law Can Be Hard To Understand; We Can Explain
In Florida, boating under the influence (BUI) is covered under Section 327.35 of the Florida Statutes. Under §327.35, a person is guilty of BUI when he or she operates a vessel within the state and is under the influence of alcoholic beverages, or any chemical substance set forth in §877.111, or any controlled substance covered under chapter 893, when affected to the extent that their normal faculties are impaired, or when their blood alcohol content is .08% or greater.
The penalties for boating under the influence on a first conviction include:
- Fines ranging between $500 and $1,000
- Up to six months in jail
For a second BUI conviction, the penalties include:
- Fines ranging between $1,000 and $2,000
- Up to nine months in jail
For a third BUI conviction within 10 years of a prior conviction, the individual is guilty of committing a third-degree felony and shall be punished to:
- Fines ranging between $2,000 and $5,000
- A maximum term of imprisonment of 12 months
Contact Us Today For Skilled Legal Representation
If you have been arrested for boating under the influence (BUI), you are urged to contact a Miami BUI attorney from Beckham Solis, Attorneys at Law, for a strong defense. With over 35-plus years of combined experience representing clients against BUI charges, we are well-qualified to defend your BUI case. There are many effective defenses to BUI, any one of which may apply in your BUI case.