Boating While Intoxicated BUI

Boating While Intoxicated BUI
What should I do if I have been arrested
or given a summons for
Boating While Intoxicated (BWI or BUI)?

Boating while intoxicated is a misdemeanor and in some circumstances it can be a felony.  This means you can have a criminal record from such a conviction and be sentenced to a a prison term which can be more than one year.  Given the seriousness of the charge, we recommend that you contact the Villanueva & Sanchala immediately to set up consultation.  Call us at 800-893-9645.

What are some things I can do if I do not have
an attorney at the time I am arrested?

We recommend that you invoke your right to remain silent and ask to speak to this law firm immediately.  Call us at 800-893-9645.

Is boating while intoxicated governed by the penal law?

No. While boating while intoxicated is a crime and bears many similarities to driving while intoxicated, it is governed by NYS Navigation Law.  In particular, it is codified in Navigation Law 43.

Can I be charged with Federal offense?

There are many sections of the Federal Navigation Law that mirror the NYS Navigation Law.

What are my chances of beating a while intoxicated charge?

Each case is different and must be evaluated on a case by case basis.  Call us now so we can discuss your charges in greater detail.  800-893-9645.Boating While Intoxicated BUI

Can an arresting officer order me to take a field sobriety test?

Yes.  The field sobriety tests for the navigation law is similar to a field sobriety tests for a driver of a car.  Some common tests are the one legged stand test, Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus (HGN) test, and the walk and turn test.

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