WHAT IS BOATING UNDER THE INFLUENCE (BUI)?

With Spring fast approaching many people will soon be taking to the water to enjoy fishing and other recreational activities in their boats.  Many people do not understand the rules governing boating under the influence as well as its counterpart DUI.  In the Northwest, boating is a part of everyday life for many people, and understanding the laws which govern BUI is essential.  While the laws which govern DUI and BUI are different is several respects, the BUI and DUI violations have similar standards for measurement.

For more information regarding your rights as a BUI defendant, call the Law Offices of Paul F. Sherman at (503) 223-8441 or toll free at (888) 824-2151 or Contact Us for a Free BUI consultation.

Methods for Measurement of BUI

There are three methods of measurement for boating under the influence.  Failing any one of these test can result in a BUI charge.

  • .08 blood alcohol by breath test
  • .08 blood alcohol by blood or urine test
  • Behavioral evidence of intoxication

All boating operators are under the implied consent requirements for submitting to testing for intoxicants.  However, unlike DUI, a refusal does not operate as an automatic suspension of your boating privileges.  The refusal may however be offered as evidence against you on the charge of BUI.  A conviction for operating a boat under the influence of alcohol or a controlled substance is a Class A Misdemeanor.

Contact Us

The penalties for operating a boat under the influence are substantial and can result in jail time and the loss of your operating privileges.  For more information regarding the defense of your rights on BUI charges, call the Law Offices of Paul F. Sherman at (888) 821-2151 or Contact Us for a Free BUI consultation.

Advertisements

About pfs2law

LAW OFFICES OF PAUL F. SHERMAN
This entry was posted in BUI, DUII. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s