Boating under the Influence

Fighting BUI Charges In Massachusetts

Whether you enjoy fishing, water skiing or just cruising the waterways, boating can be a great recreational hobby for individuals and families. However, if having a couple of drinks is part of the fun, the consequences can be severe. Massachusetts has strict boating under the influence (BUI) laws. A conviction for BUI in Massachusetts has similar penalties to driving under the influence (DUI). You could face fines, imprisonment and loss of boating or driving privileges. If you are facing BUI charges in Massachusetts, it is important to defend against these charges aggressively with an experienced team of attorneys.

At Eden Rafferty, we have the experience and skill to help you in your defense. Our boating under the influence defense lawyers bring more than eight decades of combined legal experience to every case we handle. From our Worcester office, we represent clients in central Massachusetts and the MetroWest area.

We combine our experience and skill with a strategic, personalized approach to BUI defense. We will research every aspect of your case and explore every possible option for reduced charges and alternative sentences. Contact us today. We will do everything we can to get the best results possible in your case.

BUI Penalties

The penalties for BUI in Massachusetts can be severe:

  • First offense: Even for your first conviction, you could receive $1,000 in fines and up to 30 months’ imprisonment. Further, you could lose your boating and even your driving privileges.
  • Multiple offenses: As with most crimes, repeat BUI offenses will bring increasingly harsh penalties.
  • Causing death or bodily injury: Actually harming someone by boating while intoxicated can increase the penalties to include $5,000 in fines and up to 10 years of imprisonment.

First offense: Even for your first conviction, you could receive $1,000 in fines and up to 30 months’ imprisonment. Further, you could lose your boating and even your driving privileges.
Multiple offenses: As with most crimes, repeat BUI offenses will bring increasingly harsh penalties.
Causing death or bodily injury: Actually harming someone by boating while intoxicated can increase the penalties to include $5,000 in fines and up to 10 years of imprisonment.

Contact A BUI Defense Attorney

To speak with an experienced attorney from Eden Rafferty, call 508-471-3273 or contact us online. We offer free initial consultations, so you can discuss your BUI defense with a lawyer from our firm free of charge.

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