Were you arrested for boating while being under the influence? In all matters involving DUIs, Arizona is one of most strict states in the country. In the same way as a DUI in Arizona, Operating Under the Influence (OUI) is charged when a person is operating a boat while their blood alcohol concentration (BAC) is at the level of 0.08%. If your BAC is between 0.08% and 0.15%, then it would be considered a misdemeanor OUI with potential jail time. If you or a loved one have been charged with a Boating OUI and need help with what your next steps should be, then reach out to us to schedule a free consultation.
The Seriousness Of A Boating OUI Arrest
If you are charged with a Boating OUI, you could be dealing with many issues ahead. Having a boating OUI charge / conviction will limit your ability to operate a watercraft, but could also affect your ability to drive a vehicle. It is the responsibility of law enforcement to prove that you had a BAC of 0.08% or higher. There are many strategies you can use to get your charge reduced, but it is important to get a knowledgeable and experienced attorney involved as soon as possible.
Boating DUI/OUI Penalties In Arizona
Being charged with a Boating OUI is not something to take lightly. It carries its own set of penalties similar to a DUI. The penalties for aBoating OUI in Arizona are:
First Time Offense:
Second Time Offense:
Third Time Offense:
Boating OUI Lawyer In Phoenix, Arizona
If you or a loved one have been charged with a crime then this is a very stressful time in your life. The most important step you can take right now is consulting with an experienced attorney that has extensive knowledge of the criminal justice system and how to handle misdemeanors. If you choose to work with our firm, you will always have direct access to your attorney and will be working with one of the most knowledgeable criminal attorneys in Arizona.
Our firm serves the areas of Phoenix, Mesa, Scottsdale, Glendale, Tempe, Chandler and other areas around Arizona. If you or a loved one have been charged with a Boating OUI in Arizona, please contact us today to schedule your free consultation.
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