Oxnard BUI Attorney
BUI Defense Lawyer Serving Oxnard and Camarillo
BUI means Boating Under the Influence. It is similar to DUI. It is charged when the boat operator registers at .08 BAC when driving a recreational boat. If driving a commercial boat, .04 BAC is sufficient for the charge. If on water skis or an aquaplane, there is zero tolerance: .01 BAC is enough to sustain a BUI charge. As with DUI, the sentence may entail stiff fines and jail. If you have been charged with BUI, you need strong and proven defense. You are urged to contact a Camarillo/Oxnard DUI attorney.
Why BUI is dangerous
Operating a boat under the influence is more dangerous that driving a car in the same condition. This is because boats do not have the braking and steering controls that a car has. Furthermore the operator of a recreational boat takes the boat out only a few times a year and so is not as proficient as in driving a car. In a boat accident, the boat may capsize or throw a passenger overboard. A drowning may result. Where a boat hits a swimmer, the swimmer may be seriously cut.
BUI Lawyer in Oxnard
At Floyd, Skeren & Kelly, LLP we provide zealous defense against BUI charges. Our Criminal Defense Section diligently investigates the circumstances of the charge for available defenses. Where we find that the police did not have probable cause to suspect the client, we move to suppress the evidence based on an illegal stop. Where the police misapply breath test, blood test or urine test procedures, we insist the results be thrown out. When this occurs the prosecutors have usually have no choice but to dismiss the case.
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