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Have you been charged with Boating under the Influence (BUI)?

Posted by Raymond Ejarque | Jul 24, 2019 | 0 Comments

I was charged with Boating Under the Influence (BUI) during Seafair weekend, is this different than a DUI?

When a boater is cited for a BUI, it is a misdemeanor, meaning the maximum punishment is 90 days in jail and a $1,000 fine. Unlike a DUI, there aren't any mandatory penalties for a BUI and you won't lose your driver's license, however a BUI conviction may require a maximum of two years probation. Also, unlike a DUI there is no DOL hearing but a person can be subjected to a civil hearing from the U.S. Coast Guard. Retaining an attorney can help get your charge down to a Negligent Boating as well as represent you in court so that you don't need to take time out of your day.

If you've been charged with a BUI call us for a free consultation. We offer an affordable BUI defense, and can help you through this difficult and confusing process–the Law Offices of Raymond W. Ejarque, (206) 621-1554. We can further help you with the specifics of your case and answer any additional questions you may have.

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Raymond Ejarque

Raymond Ejarque has practiced law since his admission to the Washington State Bar in June of 1994. He started his career in public interest law helping migrant farm workers and indigents in Texas and Washington State.  Later he worked in Criminal defense as a public defender in Seattle for many y...


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