Strong Defenders For South Florida Boating Charges
Boating under the influence of drugs or alcohol can result in serious criminal charges that can impact your future permanently. If you face a misdemeanor or felony related to drunk or drugged boating, The Rudman Law Group can assist you.
We defend clients in Boca Raton and throughout Palm Beach County from a range of criminal offense charges. Licensed to practice in both state and federal courts, we are serious about using litigation if necessary to protect your rights.
What Are The Penalties For A Conviction?
Florida takes boating under the influence, or BUI, very seriously. The state will not hesitate to impose a harsh sentence on you following a conviction. Some of the consequences you could face for boating with a blood alcohol content above .08 include:
- A fine between $500 and $10,000
- Community service
- Drug or alcohol treatment
- Installation of an ignition interlock device on your boat
- Jail or prison time of several days to up to 15 years
The penalties for a first offense are usually less severe; they often involve probation. A repeat offense, however, or an offense that involves major property damage or the death or injury of another person, is very severe. Whether this BUI is your first, third or 10th, it is crucial that you have our defense attorneys to protect your rights aggressively. Without us, you stand to lose your money, career, housing, educational opportunities and even your freedom.
Discuss Your Options With A BUI Defense Lawyer
Work with The Rudman Law Group to have a strong chance at avoiding the penalties of a boating under the influence conviction. When you are ready, reach out to our Boca Raton office to schedule a free initial consultation with a lawyer. Call us toll-free at 888-870-7457, call us locally at 561-464-2615 or send us an email to begin.