Boating OWI or DUI
Operating a watercraft, operating a boat or boating while intoxicated or boater OWI or boating under the influence is held to be a very dangerous crime, also known as a BUI. BUIs are the cause of an increasing number of fatal and non-fatal injuries that occur on the water. According to the most recent study by the United States Coast Guard Law Enforcement, boating under the influence involving drugs or alcohol was a contributing factor in almost one quarter of all boating injuries and boating accidents.
BUIs or boating under the influence DUI cases are very similar to a DUI with a car and involve operating a boat or watercraft on a body of water while under the influence of alcohol or another intoxicant. BUIs or boating under the influence cases are not limited specifically to alcohol, but can result from illegal drugs, prescriptions or medication use that affect an individual’s mental clarity.
Law enforcement officers may also pull over a boat or personal watercraft for suspicion of intoxication if the operator is acting erratically (like a car) or putting other boaters at risk (boating safety issues). Let us help you determine if a hot July day in the sun on the water in Wisconsin (and possibly drunk) is worth months of getting your license revoked, some drunk water boating safety course and the arrest itself.
Appreciate The Seriousness Of The Situation And The Law
A driver operating a boat under the influence or boating while intoxicated charge either by alcohol or drugs with no injuries or other special circumstances comes with a boating motor vehicle drivers license suspension to operate, high fines/fees, ignition interlock and skyrocketing auto insurance rates but a criminal dui carries with it months in jail, permanent commercial license revocation. More serious Bui or boating while intoxicated prosecution, possible mandatory jail time, driver’s license penalties, license suspension and . All of this can cause problems at work, including discipline or firing. With 1,000+ possible difficulties meeting work, school program or family obligations. That’s why it is important to take action as soon as you are charged with a BUI license violation. Check out drug testing, refusal, commercial Wisconsin sobriety laws, fines and jail time fine related penalties on our website.
Fight The Charges!
So essentially long story short, don’t serve jail time or prison and get convicted because of a water incident if you don’t have to. Walk away with a misdemeanor, traffic driver’s license suspension, fine and revocation of boating privileges or boaters operator consequences. I’ve only met one person in the 1,100ish that I’ve represented who did not mind the years in prison.
In my experience as a Wisconsin DUI and BUI crime lawyer, many a person believes there is no point in fighting intoxicated charges. They believe they are destined for months long jail. You may think if the police or DNR enforcement have a blood alcohol concentration (bac) measurement above the legal age of 21 legal limit, they have enough proof to convict. I’ve made a reputation for proving the cops wrong in a jury trial. Don’t just “buckle under” with a cop that doesn’t believe you basted on your breath. Let our lawyers and attorneys organize your case, challenge the bac test and let our lawyers prove you innocent of the crime to a jury.
Sometimes even though you might think you are guilty because you were arrested our lawyers and attorneys might find that one of your prior convictions might be flawed from a legal prospective. When that happens, your DUI or BUI 5th prior conviction might get reduced to possibly a BUI or DUI 1st conviction no matter what your related bac convictions are. This is called a collateral attack. Lawyers and attorneys use this course often an with great success. Call us first to find out if your situation is open to a collateral attack motion.
Schedule Your Free Client Consultation!
For those of you who have been wrongly charged or at least have not done all the things the police officer is saying you did, getting a good BUI or DUI defense attorney from a law firm devoted to these is key. Anybody can go plead guilty to a BUI or DUI but knowing exactly what your pleading to, the law and all the consequences that come along with it is the tough part. Unless you are in court and breathe BUI defense service like we do, hiring a good lawyer is a must no matter what your age is. Contact a lawyer who could tell you for free (like we do) the Wisconsin boat operators 1,000+ state laws, the fines and how they affect you.
Meet With Us Today!
It’s important to act quickly when you are charged with a BUI or boating under the influence after a failed field sobriety breath test, alcohol test resulting in a prohibited blood alcohol content. The longer you wait, the easier it is for evidence and opportunities to disappear. But it is especially important to take action early with a Wisconsin boating DUI offense. Consult a law firm that practice with boaters and watercraft operators tests daily and know the code.
Mullen, Schlough & Associates S.C. coordinates defense of both cases as part of our service to State of Wisconsin DUI defense. Mullen, Schlough & Associates S.C. represents clients throughout the State of Wisconsin who have been charged with a BUI offenses or other water impairment offense sometimes involving drugs. We represent people who are accused of all types of operate while impairment, DUI or BUI charges from simple first offenses to complex cases involving high amount of alcohol BACs legal limit vehicle while intoxicated operating under the influence of alcohol cases charges from prescription medications or alcohol. Call our attorneys by phone for more information on breath, blood or urine test laws.
Hire A Professional!
It is extremely important to create an attorney client relationship and get some legal advice whether that is free or paid from the best criminal traffic professional lawyer law firm to represent your best interests. The primary goal is to keep you out of the criminal court system so you can move on with your life without the danger of a lengthy prison sentence or a criminal record. Just a suspension is our goal and we shall shoot for it. The less in penalties the better. Contact us by calling our phone number, search the breath test laws by contacting someone with our law firm.
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We know money is an issue for people facing DUI vehicular homicide or vehicular manslaughter case. We offer a clear breakdown of our minimum fees and free, confidential initial consultations for all potential clients. To learn more or speak to an experienced Wisconsin OWI, DWI or DUI attorney, call our phone number today at 1-888-375-3056 or send us a message through our online email form on our site to an attorney or lawyer today. Your future and the future of your family is relying on your choice.
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– Alcohol Driving Crimes
– Drug & Medication Driving Crimes
– Underage Driving Crimes
– Impaired Driving Refusals
– Impaired Driving Charges Causing Damage
– Operating After Suspension Crimes
– Vehicular Homicide Crimes
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