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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 Joseph P. Villanueva, Attorneys At Law 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.

Call now for a telephone consultation.  Hire our team of lawyers and have the benefit of having a former prosecutor on your side.

Our lawyers have over twenty-five years of experience and have been rated as “Superb.”
Call us now at (800) 893-9645.
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