Boating DUI Lawyers in Phoenix
Arrested for boating while drunk?
The state of Arizona is very strict when it comes to matters of DUI. A number of people know about the various laws regarding drinking and driving, but surprisingly, not many are aware of the harsh penalties associated with a boating DUI. Known in some areas as an OUI, this charge is designed to keep people safe on the various lakes, waterways, and rivers in Arizona. This includes the operation of jet skis, boats, or any other watercraft.
As with any DUI, operating a boat with a blood alcohol content level of .08% is illegal. If you are arrested with a BAC between 0.08% and 0.15%, it may be considered a misdemeanor DUI and you may face mandatory jail time. At MayesTelles PLLC, some of our Phoenix boating DUI attorneys are former prosecutors. We know how to defend our clients from the harsh consequences of a boating DUI charge.
A super-extreme DUI charge (0.20% BAC or higher) may come with even harsher penalties, such as:
- 45 days minimum in jail
- $5,000 fine
- Driver’s license suspension
The Seriousness of an Arrest
If you are arrested for a boating DUI, it can cause a number of issues in your life and limit your abilities to not only operate a watercraft, but also drive a vehicle. It is important that you take these matters seriously. Subsequent arrests result in longer, more severe penalties. If you are arrested, make sure you take the necessary steps to retain legal counsel.
In order to charge you with a boating DUI, law enforcement officials must prove that you had a blood alcohol content level above 0.08%. This done through the use of breathalyzers. It is important to know that these are not always accurate and can have some calibration issues that cause an individual to blow a number higher than what is correct.
Our team recognizes these issues and can develop a case on your behalf.
Call for Your Free Consultation
With so much at stake, it is important that you safeguard your rights with the most effective representation possible. At MayesTelles PLLC, we have nearly 100 years of experience and we work hard to help our clients get through this matter in the most favorable way. Our team knows the various courts and judges throughout the area and we know how these types of cases are tried. We put our experience and tenacity together to guide you through the entire process from start to finish.
Learn the various laws regarding boating DUI and what you need to do if you are arrested by speaking with a skilled Phoenix boating DUI lawyer. We are here to walk by your side through this difficult legal process.