Boating Under The Influence

Virginia's vigorous enforcement of drunk driving laws carries over to boaters and those who operate other motorized watercraft at recreational areas such as Smith Mountain Lake and Leesville Lake. In attempt to keep everyone on the water safe, officers with the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries patrol aggressively and charge many individuals with boating under the influence (BUI).

The BUI blood alcohol content (BAC) limit is .08, the same as Virginia DUI laws. If you are convicted of BUI, penalties may include fines, jail, loss of boating privileges and impoundment of your boat. You also would likely face increased insurance costs.

At the law office of Craig P. Tiller Esq. PLLC in Forest, Virginia, I take an aggressive approach to representing individuals charged with drinking and driving, and boating while intoxicated. As with many DUI arrests, many boaters are illegally stopped and charged with boating under the influence.

Boating under the influence frequently results in accidents that cause serious injuries and even death. If you or a loved one has been injured in a boating accident that was caused by a drunk boater - even if it was the driver of the boat you were on - you may have a personal injury claim. Contact my office at 434-338-7093 to discuss your options.

I will carefully review the facts of your arrest, including the administration of a field sobriety test, to determine if mistakes were made or if your constitutional rights were violated. If so, we can petition to have the charges dismissed.

I am capable and determined to take your case to trial if it is in your best interest. I also work with prosecutors to determine what options are available for reducing the charges.

Contact An Experienced Forest BUI Defense Attorney

If you have questions for a Lynchburg boating under the influence attorney, call 434-338-7093 or email me to schedule an appointment.