San Diego BUI Attorneys
Defense for Boating Under the Influence Charges
If you are found
boating under the influence (BUI) in San Diego County, you could be facing harsh penalties, including
expensive fines, jail time, and court-ordered alcohol education programs.
Boat lovers are drawn towards the beautiful San Diego bay for recreational
fun such as sailing, fishing, and diving. Many San Diego residents take
advantage of living so close to the ocean and own watercraft or boats.
It is important to understand, however, that it is illegal in the state
of California to operate a boat with a BAC level of .08 percent or higher.
You can even get arrested for waterskiing with a BAC of .85 percent or
higher. Boating under the influence is as serious a charge as
driving under the influence, and your case should be handled by an experienced local defense lawyer
from The Law Offices of Kerry L. Armstrong, APLC.
Proving BUI Charges in Court
In order to convict you of a BUI, the prosecutor must use the following
- The impairment you exhibited while operating the boat
- Physical signs of drinking such as: slurred speech, unsteady walking
field sobriety tests
- A chemical test such as a breath or blood test
San Diego criminal defense lawyers at The Law Offices of Kerry L. Armstrong, APLC has helped many clients
that were charged with BUI achieve Not Guilty verdicts, get their cases
dismissed, and get their charges and penalties reduced through smart and
Let our SD defense firm fight for you!
If your case is taken on, we will thoroughly review every aspect of your
BUI case. Law enforcement make errors and we will see to it that every
avenue is explored in your defense. From inaccurate blood testing to arrest
legalities, we will cover it all. If you hire a seasoned DUI attorney
from our firm you may be able to avoid the imminent penalties such as
license suspension, hefty fines, probation, alcohol education classes, and community service.
Contact our BUI defense lawyers in San Diego today to schedule a free initial consultation to learn about your defense options!