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Boating Under the Influence Charges in Miami

Are you accused of operating a watercraft drunk or on drugs? Call our firm.

State lawmakers have passed statutes that allow for heavy penalties to be imposed upon those who are operating a watercraft while DUI. At Seltzer Law, P.A., we represent the criminally accused in cases of BUI, or Boating Under the Influence. As the penalties can be extremely harsh, it is important that you take action to protect your rights and fight for a positive case outcome. We have a great deal of experience in all DUI and BUI cases, and our lead attorney is recognized for his professional qualifications and skills in criminal defense. Don't take any chances if you are accused of boating under the influence - get in touch with our professionals immediately. It may be possible to get the charges dismissed or reduced, and the first step is to get legal representation to review the facts.

Penalties for Boating Under the Influence in Miami

The penalties in this state for BUI include the following:

First BUI Offense:

  • Up to 6 months in jail
  • Fines up to $1,000

First BUI (with minor in boat):

  • Up to 9 months in jail
  • Fines up to $4,000

Second BUI Offense:

  • Up to 9 months in jail
  • Fines up to $2,000

Second BUI Offense (with minor in boat):

  • Up to 12 months in jail
  • Fines as high as $4,000

Third BUI Offense:

  • Up to 5 years in state prison
  • Fines up to $5,000

BUI Involving Injury:

  • Up to 5 years in prison
  • Up to $4,000 in fines

BUI Involving Death:

  • Up to 15 years in prison
  • Fines as high as $10,000

Implied Consent and Chemical Testing: BUI Cases

You are required under state law to submit to chemical testing, whether breath, blood or urine. If you refuse the test, in a case involving allegations of BUI, you will be facing a $500 fine, and you could be in trouble legally, as in the criminal case, it could be alleged that your reason for refusing the test is evidence that you were drunk or on drugs. If you are in trouble with the law in a BUI case, you most urgent matter to resolve is to get a Miami BUI lawyer on your side. At our firm, we know what it takes to win in court and we have the record to prove it. Find out more about us and then contact us. We are ready to go to work for you.

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Located at 1200 Brickell Avenue, Suite 1440, Miami, FL 33131.
Phone: (305) 330-1336.
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