BUI Quick Tips – Advice from a Criminal Defense Attorney

Washington State boaters don’t forget the legal limit for drinking alcohol and operating a boat is .08, the same limit when driving a vehicle.  If an individual has consumed over the legal limit and is operating a boat they could potentially be arrested and charged with a BUI (boating under the influence).  Here are some quick tips to remember if you are being questioned for BUI by the Coast Guard, police, or law enforcement.

  1. Be respectful to the officer.
  2. Don’t make any incriminating statements.  For example, “I feel wasted!” or “I’m so drunk!”
  3. Refuse to take the BUI field sobriety tests.  They are voluntary.
  4. If you are arrested ask to speak to David O, top rated Washington State criminal defense attorney.  If you haven’t already, be sure to program my phone number (206) 459-6392 into your cell, I will take your call 24/7.