Most people remain unaware that being intoxicated while operating a watercraft, such as a jet ski or a boat, is against the law. An intoxicated boat operator poses a large threat to their own safety and also to that of other individuals onboard or nearby the watercraft. Boating while intoxicated (BWI) is particularly hazardous because of the dangers of drowning. Laws for boating while intoxicated, similar to laws that enforce driving while intoxicated or driving under the influence, are different from state to state. However, most states take BUI and BWI charges just as seriously as charges for drunk driving in a vehicle.
If you or someone close to you has been charged with boating while impaired beyond the state’s legal limit, this can permanently tarnish your record and reputation, both personally and professionally, wholly independent of legal concerns. However, our criminal defense and BWI lawyers are here to assist you. Contact us promptly to discuss your case with a skilled attorney who is committed to fighting for your rights and for your freedom.
Did you know?
No matter which state you reside in or which state the incident occurred in, the laws in place will not allow a BWI case to be taken lightly, and you cannot afford to do so, either.
Working closely with a knowledgeable and skilled criminal defense lawyer can help you to properly go up against the charges that the state has brought against you.