Massachusetts Boating Under the Influence (BUI) Defense Lawyer
BUI offenses are as dangerous as any DUI offense. The penalties are extremely severe, and you can expect a large fine as well as possible jail time, depending upon the details of the incident. Many Massachusetts individuals enjoy watercraft sports and spend time on the water for recreation, fishing and enjoying the outdoors and the water. Law enforcement is interested in catching anyone who is boating while drinking alcohol, as this is an offense very similar to DUI in our state.
In fact, Massachusetts has some of the harshest laws related to boating under the influence. If you have been arrested and charged with boating under the influence, it is critical that you contact a BUI defense attorney from the DUI Defense Group to defend you in court.
Call the DUI Defense Group today at 800-82-DEFENSE (800-823-3336). Learn about our 18-step defense strategy. Free initial consultation.
Penalties for BUI
The penalties for BUI are extremely severe. If you are caught operating a watercraft with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08 percent or higher, you will be arrested and charged with BUI. The penalties are as follows:
- The first BUI conviction can result in up to 30 months in prison and fines up to $1,000. Both your driver's license and your boat registration can be revoked for up to one year.
- A repeat offender will get even more severe penalties.
- A person convicted of a BUI that resulted in serious bodily injuries to another person could be imprisoned for up to 10 years and fined up to $5,000.
If you have been arrested and charged with BUI, you are in serious legal trouble and are facing prison time. Under no circumstances should you face this charge without an aggressive, knowledgeable and experienced BUI defense lawyer fighting on your behalf. There are many compelling possible defenses in any DUI or BUI case, and our defense attorneys know them all. Don't take chances with your future.
BUI Arrest? Call a Massachusetts Lawyer for a Free Consultation.
When it comes to litigating BUI cases, our attorneys vigorously and tirelessly fight for clients, both in District Court and at the Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV). Learn more about Massachusetts BUI laws. Call 800-82-DEFENSE (800-823-3336) for a free case evaluation or contact us online. Our lawyers handle drunk driving cases throughout New England and beyond.