Tampa Attorney on Boating Under the Influence of Alcohol or Drugs (BUI)
Boating under the influence of alcohol offenses are serious criminal offenses with serious criminal penalties under Florida law.
Law enforcement officers can become involved in a boating under the influence investigation for any number of reasons including for an equipment check, after an allegation of reckless boating, or after a crash.
Special defenses are available to fight drunk boating charges.
Read more about the penalties and punishments for boating under the influence of drugs or alcohol under Florida law.
Florida’s Legal Requirements of BUI (Boating Under the Influence of Alcohol) – The official boating safety course created for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission which allows you to get your Florida Boating Safety Education I.D. Card online so that you can comply with Florida boater education law. Find the web version of the Official Florida Boaters Guide: A Handbook of Boating Laws and Responsibilities.
Watch the YouTube video from the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office on the marine unit which is responsible for many watercraft crash investigations and BUI arrests for boating under the influence of alcohol:
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