While there are currently no suspended driver's license or ignition interlock repercussions for boating under the influence (BUI) or refusing a breath or blood test while boating in Washington, new rules may cause the loss of boating or driving privileges.
At the James Newton Law Office, we take a direct and practical approach to representing people charged with drinking and driving, and boating while intoxicated. If you face BUI charges, call one of our many experienced bui defense attorneys, toll free at 866.529.2345 to begin your defense now.
Fighting a BUI offense
Our skilled criminal defense lawyers provide you a defense for operation of a vessel while under the influence of an intoxicating liquor or illegal drug, including:
BUI and sobriety testing
Boating under the influence defense cases raise the same issues of alcohol and drug testing as drunk driving arrests on Washington roads. Breathalyzer testing, field sobriety tests and other drunk driving procedures are not designed for use on the water. As such we can put together sound strategies to get results thrown out and fight other evidence presented by prosecutors.
BUI charges can result in a $1,000 fine, and up to 90 days in jail. While convictions do not result in mandatory penalties or punishment for multiple offenses, a BUI conviction can have collateral effects involving future employment, finding a place to live, and a tarnished reputation in the community.
If you make a mistake or end up in the wrong place at the wrong time, don't make a second tragic mistake! Obtain the services of a skilled BUI, boating assault, reckless endangerment and related crimes defense attorney. Call toll free 866.529.2345 as soon as possible. Our criminal defense attorneys represent adults and juveniles in the Seattle-Tacoma area and throughout the state.