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Believe it or not, Boating Under the Influence (BUI) can be just as dangerous as driving under the influence (DUI). According to Colorado Revised Statutes § 33-13-108.1, which is listed in the Parks and Wildlife section, it is a misdemeanor for anyone to operate a vessel with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of 0.08% or more, or under the influence of any other controlled substance.

The sentences for a BUI are also very similar to a DUI, which includes jail time and fines depending on the circumstances of your BUI arrest. Our experienced Denver BUI lawyers can help offer you the legal advocacy you need to defend your rights against a BUI claim.

Is a BUI a Felony?

A BUI is usually a misdemeanor in Colorado.

Can a Passenger Drink on a Boat?

Passengers can drink on a boat in Colorado however, it is prohibited for someone to drink while driving the boat.

Schedule a free consultation with one of our Denver BUI attorneys today.

Penalties for BUI

For a 1st conviction, the penalty will be a mandatory jail sentence of at least 5 days, which can be extended up to 180 days. The court may also add a fine ranging from $100 to $1,000. Additionally, you will lose operating privileges for 3 months and may have to serve up to 96 hours of community service. If you are arrested for another BUI within 5 years of the last conviction, the repeat offense will lead to incarceration for 60 days to 1 year. Additionally, you could be sentenced to 60 to 120 hours of community service, up to 2 years of probation, a 1-year vessel-operation ban, and fines ranging from $500 to $5,000.

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Penalties for a BUI can be just as severe as a DUI, particularly if there was property damage, injuries, or death involved as the result of a collision. If you’re facing a BUI charge, make sure you have an experienced Denver BUI attorney on your side. Orr Law Firm has a team of dedicated criminal defense attorneys who will fight to defend your rights and provide a higher standard of professional legal service.

Call our experienced lawyers at (303) 818-2448 or fill out our online form to schedule your consultation today.

PROVEN DEFENSE BACKED BY RESULTS

Take a look at our case results!
  • Case Dismissed Original Charge (DUI <.2 / Careless Causing Injury)
  • Not Guilty Original Charge (DUI)
  • Plead to Wet Reckless Original Charge (DUI)
  • Plead to Wet Reckless Original Charge (DUI)
  • Reduced to Wet Reckless Original Charge (DUI / Accident)
  • Case Dismissed Original Charge (DUI/DUID)
  • Case Dismissed Original Charge (DUI)
  • Case Dismissed Original Charge (DUI)
  • Case Dismissed Original Charge (Unsafe Backing)
  • Plead to Deferred Judgement for DWAI Original Charge (DUI)

What Our Clients Say

  • “The Orr Law Firm got this down to a careless driving charge and the other tickets were dropped. What's even better, this was before the day of the trial.”

    SATISFIED CLIENT; DUI CHARGE

  • “I felt they treated me and my case truly as a 'person', not as another statistic.”

    SATISFIED CLIENT; JEFFERSON COUNTY DUI

  • “Results speak for themselves, hire the Orr Law Firm.”

    SATISFIED CLIENT; WELD COUNTY DUI

  • “Rhidian Orr kept his word and I was able to avoid 'straight' jail time.”

    SATISFIED CLIENT; BOULDER COUNTY DUI W/ 2 PRIORS

  • “He was always able to get me to relax and know that he was going to take care of it. Something like that for me is essential in making me feel good that I have made the right choice.”

    SATISFIED CLIENT; DENVER COUNTY DUI

  • “Throughout the process Rhidian was up front and honest with me, while at the same time displaying a level of compassion for my situation that helped me cope with what I was possibly facing.”

    SATISFIED CLIENT; DUI CHARGE

  • “When you absolutely MUST have the best...there is no alternative, you need Rhidian Orr.”

    SATISFIED CLIENT - ARAPAHOE COUNTY DUI; DENVER COUNTY DUR

  • “Needless to say, I am overjoyed.”

    SATISFIED CLIENT; JEFFERSON COUNTY TRAFFIC CASE

  • “This group of lawyers have literally… changed my life.”

    SATISFIED CLIENT; EL PASO COUNTY TRAFFIC CASE

  • “After waiting almost a year for my fate to vanish in front of me, I ended up with no jail time or loss of wages.”

    SATISFIED CLIENT; EAGLE COUNTY DUI W/ 4 PRIORS

  • “I am forever grateful for their assistance and would strongly recommend The Orr Law Firm”

    SATISFIED CLIENT; DUI CHARGE

  • “Hire yourself a top DUI defense law firm like The Orr Law Firm”

    SATISFIED CLIENT; JEFFERSON COUNTY DUI X 2

  • “He was always able to get me to relax and know that he was going to take care of it. Something like that for me is essential in making myself feel good that I have made the right choice.”

    SATISFIED CLIENT; DUI CHARGE

  • “My case was a DUI case, and he was able to get my charges completely dismissed before we even went to trial.”

    SATISFIED CLIENT; DUI CHARGE

  • “The outcome was more than we could have ever wished for.”

    SATISFIED CLIENT; JEFFERSON COUNTY DUI - W/ PRIOR

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