Boating Under the Influence 2017-08-29T19:30:55+00:00

Sacramento BUI Defense Lawyers

BUIBoating is an increasingly popular recreational activity and many people enjoy a few beers or drinks while out on the water. However, some people easily become intoxicated while in the hot sun on a lake, river, or the ocean. While it is legal to drink on a motorized boat in most California lakes and rivers, it is illegal to operate a boat while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

The consequences of a Boating under the influence (BUI) charge are similar to those for a DUI-suspension of your driver’s license, heavy fines, alcohol education classes, boating safety classes, and even jail. If you have been stopped by the Coast Guard or other law enforcement agency for boating under the influence (BUI) it is important to defend yourself against this serious criminal charge.

Don’t represent yourself on BUI charges. Contact the Linda Louder Law office in Sacramento by calling 916-500-1504 as soon as possible.

California laws against boating under the influence (BUI) of alcohol or drugs are stricter than ever before. In some places, it is even illegal to possess alcohol on or near the water. Sacramento County has banned all alcohol along some portions of the shore along the American River, and the State of California recently enacted legislation making it illegal to drink while rafting or tubing down the American River on holiday weekends. If convicted of violating these laws you face serious consequences including possible suspension of your driver’s license.

If you were driving a boat and your blood alcohol level measured at .08 or greater, you will be presumed to be under the influence. There are ways to defend yourself against a criminal BUI charge. The qualified defense attorneys at the Louder Law Office know how to help you obtain the best possible results on your BUI or other alcohol-related charge. Take the first step by calling our office today.

Whether you were arrested while boating on the Sacramento River, Folsom Lake, Lake Tahoe, the American River, or the Sacramento Delta, the attorneys at the Linda Louder Law office can protect your rights and interests in your BUI criminal proceeding. We will also work to prevent suspension or revocation of your driver’s license by the DMV, if you contact us within 10 days of your BUI or DUI. Don’t wait to begin your defense. Contact us today. The initial consultation is free.