Boating Under the Influence in Miami
Helping You Navigate Through Choppy Waters
The beautiful weather and waters of Florida have attracted many individuals to spend their free time in their boat, jet ski, or other personal watercraft. This may also entice them to enjoy a drink or two with family and friends. Unfortunately, your perfect day out in the waters may quickly end with a Boating Under the Influence or BUI arrest. When this happens to you, it is important that you hire an experienced attorney who has specific knowledge and training in BUI. At Fischer Redavid PLLC, our Miami BUI attorney has helped hundreds of clients with this type of criminal charge. We are knowledgeable in the ways that the police may implicate you and how to best defend you to avoid the harsh penalties associated with a BUI. Whether this is your first offense or your third, our firm is prepared to explore every legal avenue available to help you obtain the outcome you want and deserve.
Contact (305) 400-0074 to schedule a free consultation for your BUI case!
Penalties for BUI in Miami
Under Florida law, a person may be charged with BUI if found operating any vessel on Florida waters while impaired due to alcohol, drugs, or other intoxicating substance. Similar to DUI, those who are convicted of BUI face harsh penalties, which may vary depending on the circumstances of the arrest.
Penalties for BUI offenders include:
- First conviction- Fines ranging from $500 to $1000 as well as up to six months jail time.
- Second conviction- Fines ranging from $1000 to $2000 as well as up to nine months jail time.
- Third conviction- If the offense happens within 10 years of a prior conviction, the individual may be convicted of a third-degree felony with fines ranging from $2000 to $5000 as well as up to 12 months jail time.
Increased penalties may apply when the BUI resulted in property damage or injury to another individual. If a death occurs, you may be facing BUI Manslaughter charges that come with grave consequences.
Contact Fischer Redavid PLLC Today
If you have been arrested with a BUI, make sure to contact Fischer Redavid PLLC immediately. Our Miami BUI attorneys are responsive and available 24/7 to help you navigate through this difficult legal process. Let us provide you with the sound legal counsel you need to effectively get you the most favorable result.
We are standing by for your call. Schedule a free consultation to discuss your case at (305) 400-0074!