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Massachusetts Boating Under the Influence (BUI) Defense Attorney
Defending BUI Offenses
Massachusetts has one of the strongest BUI (Boating Under the Influence) laws in the nation. It is illegal to operate any boat under the influence of alcohol or any controlled substance. Boating with a blood alcohol concentration level of 0.08 or greater is presumed to be operating under the influence of alcohol.
As per the Massachusetts General Law Boating under the influence of alcohol or any controlled substance is a severe crime. Based on the particular BUI offense, you may receive a heavy fine and also a jail sentence.
In Massachusetts, many of our clients spend time on the water: fishing, boating or engaging in water sports, etc. For obvious reasons, Massachusetts law enforcement aggressively prosecutor anyone who is engages in Boating Under the Influence of alcohol or any other controlled substance. The Massachusetts BUI offense is similar to a Massachusetts OUI offense.
In Massachusetts, most people are not aware about the consequences of the Boating under the influence of alcohol or any other controlled substance.
If you have been arrested and charged with Boating under the influence of alcohol or any other controlled substance, it is critical that you contact an attorney who primarily handles Massachusetts Boating Under Influence (BUI) cases. The Gilmore & SRIS, LLC. Massachusetts BUI defense attorneys have successfully defended several clients facing a BUI charge.
Massachusetts BUI Defense Lawyer
In Massachusetts the penalties for the conviction of Boating under the influence of alcohol is extremely severe. If any one operates any vessel on the waters of the commonwealth with a percentage, by weight, of alcohol in their blood of 0.08 or greater, or while such person is under the influence of intoxicating liquor or marijuana, narcotic drugs, depressant or stimulant substances, as defined in chapter ninety-four C, or the vapors of glue will result in arrest for violation of BUI laws.
The penalties for BUI:
First Offense: First time offender of BUI shall be punished for maximum of one thousand dollars, or by imprisonment up to one-half years, or both.
Second Offense: Second offense occurs within six years shall be punished for maximum of one thousand dollars, or by imprisonment up to two-half years, or both.
If you have been arrested and charged with a BUI in Massachusetts, you are in serious legal trouble, and are facing prison time.
Do not take a Massachusetts BUI charge lightly. Contact a Gilmore & SRIS, LLC. Massachusetts BUI defense lawyer to defend you immediately.
We have client meeting locations in Boston & Cambridge to better serve you.