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Fight a BUI Charge in Charlotte County

Have you been charged with boating under the influence in Charlotte County?

Any individual 21 years of age and older can face BUI charges if caught with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08% or higher while operating a watercraft. Minors driving a boat violate state law if their BAC is 0.02% or higher. Authorities have cracked down on boating under the influence, with courts doling out harsh sentences to convicted offenders. If you have been arrested for a BUI in Punta Gorda, you need a skilled Charlotte County BUI attorney on your side immediately.

At Bogle Law, our lead lawyer has worked with a number of individuals in situations similar to yours and understands how to obtain favorable results for our clients. From representing you with law enforcement officials to examining the evidence against you to craft a defense case, you can trust our firm to work tirelessly on your defense. Whether you were arrested and charged while boating on the Gulf or on the Peace River, we are prepared to take action and protect your rights and interests.

It is illegal to operate any watercraft while impaired and above the legal limit. Penalties for BUI offenders will include hefty fines, jail time, probation, loss of boating privileges, or the forfeiture of the watercraft itself, based upon the severity of the incident. This offense also goes on your record and will be a first DUI offense should you be charged with a DUI at a later date, leading to enhanced penalties.

In addition, penalties will be greatly increased in cases with aggravating factors, including serious bodily harm to another person, a second or third BUI offense, a blood alcohol concentration of 0.15% or higher, and boating drunk with minors in the watercraft.

Let an Experienced BUI Lawyer in Charlotte County Fight for You

We recognize how serious a BUI arrest and charges are for you, and the urgent need for effective defense counsel. We are committed to doing everything possible to help you avoid the potentially life-altering penalties.

Our lead attorney is a former state prosecutor—experience that gives her deep insight into the criminal justice process, and the defense strategies that can be effective in cases of BUI. Our firm offers a free case evaluation to give you the opportunity to ask any questions you may have and to hear more about the defense actions we could undertake for you.

You don't have to face this situation alone—contact a Charlotte County BUI defense lawyer today!

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