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With summer now in full swing, many of us will be spending more time out on the water. And many newcomers to the boating scene are surprised to discover that you can get a DUI on a boat.
According to the Coast Guard, "a boat operator with a blood alcohol concentration above .10 percent is estimated to be more than 10 times as likely to die in a boating accident than an operator with zero blood alcohol concentration." Therefore, every state has boating under the influence laws, which function similarly to driving under the influence laws. Here are three things you need to know about BUI laws.
As with DUIs, the best way to avoid a BUI conviction is to not drink while you're behind the wheel or under the sails. And just like DUIs, there are attorneys that may be able to help you with your BUI case.