Boating Under
the Influence (BUI)

Charleston BUI Defense Lawyers

If you are charged with Boating Under the Influence while operating a watercraft on the water in South Carolina, you will be facing a serious crime. It is important that you retain a Criminal Defense Attorney to fight this charge. Our firm offers a Free Consultation regarding this matter.

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We also handle open container charges and administrative license suspensions often accompanying BUIs.

BUI Versus DUI: What's the Difference?

Prosecutors treat a BUI similar to DUI. While on a watercraft, a BUI can occur when person becomes incapacitated from the influence of drugs or alcohol. Like a DUI, a law enforcement officer must have have probable cause in order to pull you over. They can then request you perform sobriety tests and can ask for a breath sample. You have the right to refuse these tests. However you may be suspended from operating a watercraft. The Police Officer must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you intoxicated in order to convict you in Court. The advantage of hiring an Attorney to help you with this is that we provide a vigorous Defense. We will obtain all of the evidence the police officer or DNR officer has against you and we will request a jury trial and take it all the way to a verdict if necessary. Contact us Today at 843-376-4030 for a Free Consultation regarding your charge. This Consultation is Confidential.

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