Boating While Intoxicated Is Dangerous To Everyone Involved

An individual charged with a DUI or alcohol-related offense can face devastating consequences such as jail time, fines or loss of driving privileges. People might believe that these consequences are lessened if the vehicle being used is a recreational vehicle. Unfortunately, boating while intoxicated or boating under the influence can receive the same strict penalties as cases involving other moving vehicles.

At Dusek Law, we can listen to the facts of your case and begin developing a defense strategy at once. We understand the necessity for strong defense. Even a minor offense can have disastrous effects on your personal and professional life. If you receive a ticket or are arrested for BUI, schedule a free consultation as soon as possible.

BUI Charges Can Impact Your Entire Life

Boating under the influence (BUI) laws are intended to curb the problem of boating accidents caused by excessive alcohol use while boating. Under North Dakota state law, a boater is considered under the influence if the blood-alcohol content level is higher than .01 percent. In Minnesota, the legal limit is .08. The penalties for BUI in most states are similar to DUI penalties, including fines, incarceration and loss of operating privileges. Contact our attorneys as soon as you have been charged with BUI.

Contact Dusek Law | Available 24 Hours A Day

To schedule a free initial consultation with an experienced East Grand Forks criminal defense lawyer serving clients throughout North Dakota and Minnesota, contact Dusek Law at 877-387-3524.

We are available by telephone any time, day or night. Weekend and evening appointments are available upon request. We accept credit cards and offer payment plans for select cases.

Image

Areas of Practice

Image

Our Blog

When can the police go through your bags?

You were walking down the street, and a police officer pulled up to you. You stopped, because you thought that they might need some assistance. You were surprised when they said that you matched the description of a person who had just robbed a local store. You were...

Possible reasons for dropped drug charges

Individuals who are arrested in Minnesota for possessing illegal drugs can have the charges dropped against them for several reasons. Some reasons are due to Supreme Court regulations while others involve improper procedure on the part of police officers handling the...

Understanding BAC and breathalyzers

Law enforcement in Minnesota uses breathalyzers to check Blood Alcohol Content, or BAC. A higher amount of alcohol takes longer to get expelled from the bloodstream. It commonly takes one hour for an ounce of alcohol to leave the body. An ounce of pure alcohol equals...

What are DUI zero tolerance laws?

Some states, such as Minnesota and North Dakota, want to discourage people from driving while intoxicated. One way to do so involves instituting harsh penalties for persons accused of DUI. Since persons driving under the influence present risks to themselves and...

Factors that can influence breath-test results

Prosecutors in Minnesota and around the country usually rely on breath-test results to establish intoxication in drunk driving cases. While the equipment used to perform these tests is sophisticated and quite accurate, it may produce misleading blood alcohol...

Image

Articles