Boating Under the Influence (BU)
Less common, but just as serious, Boating Under the Influence, or BUI, carries serious penalties, including jail time, fines and penalties and treatment programs just as a DUI does.
A BUI conviction is tantamount to a DUI. If you are convicted of a BUI, any prior DUI convictions will affect the BUI, and reversely, a future DUI conviction will be considered a second time offense should the episodes occur within ten years of each other.
According to the United States Coast Guard, more than half of the deaths that occur in boating accidents involve alcohol use. Operating a boat is vastly different than operating an automobile.
There is little to no protection in an open-air vehicle, and even minor mishaps in controlling a boat could have catastrophic implications. A boat is as deadly a vessel as an automobile.
A person operating a recreational vessel is considered drunk with an .08 BAC level. For commercial watercraft, the BAC level drops to .04. For specialized watercraft like aquaplanes and jet skis, there is zero tolerance, which means the operator can not legally have any alcohol in his or her bloodstream.
If you have been arrested for boating under the influence, or a boating DUI, we suggest you find an experienced DUI/BUI attorney from our Chico office. Contact our office to schedule a free consultation.
2nd DUI Offense
CVC 23152 (a)
Faced 14 Days in jail
1st DUI Offence
CVC 23152 (b)
FACED 48 Hour in Jail
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Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol, CVC 23152 (a)
Faced 3 Days in County Jail