Thousands will turn out for the annual Seafair festivities on Lake Washington this year and it should be a perfect day on Lake Washington for most. The ones who may not have so much fun are those caught BUI. For many, alcohol is as big a part of Seafair as the hydroplane races and the Blue Angels. Local police agencies will once again dramatically increase patrols leading to hundreds of arrests and charges.
BUI - BOATING UNDER THE INFLUENCE
While similar to DUI legislation in theory, a BUI is a distinct charge. It is governed by a different statute. RCW 79A.60.040. Boating under the influence is a gross misdemeanor which carries a maximum sentence of 364 days in jail and a $5000 fine.
Any criminal charge is a serious matter as it always carries the potential for jail time and monetary penalties. Veitch Ault & Associates is ready and able to defend you no matter if the offense occurs on land or water. Call us today for a free consultation. Veitch Ault & Associates is dedicated to helping those accused of DUI and BUI and our experienced BUI lawyers will ensure the best possible outcome for your valued clients or loved ones.