Boating Under the Influence (BUI) in Jacksonville


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One of the main reasons people love the Jacksonville area is because of the access to the ocean, intercoastal waterway, and lakes. Sadly, the State of Florida leads the nation in boating related deaths, many related to people being under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol. As such, the State of Florida has strict and harsh laws for people found boating under the influence (BUI).

Although both boating and driving both involve motorized vehicles, the laws around boating and driving under the influence are different. As an example, a police officer must have probable cause to stop a car. However, a boat can be stopped at any time for a safety inspection or documentation check. Moreover, unlike in driving incidents where a person can refuse to take a field sobriety test or a blood alcohol content (BAC) test, you are required, as a boater, to take a blood alcohol content test if asked by a police officer to take one.

A BUI conviction can result in steep fines and having your boating privileges revoked. If you are facing the possible consequences of a BUI conviction in Jacksonville, you need a Jacksonville BUI Attorney who has experience fighting for your case. Call The Lonker Law Group today!

If you want to appeal a DUI conviction, you only have limited time to do so. If you feel you were wrongly convicted of a DUI charge, you need a qualified Jacksonville DUI Appeals Attorney to fight your case. Contact The Lonker Law Group, Jacksonville’s DUI attorney.

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