Boating under the influence (BUI) is a serious crime in Stuart that can lead to very serious punishment. If you have been accused of a BUI, you need the best possible legal defense.
Florida takes BUI offenses very seriously, and potential punishments for a conviction include fines, paying restitution, community service, restrictions on driving, impounding of your boat, and even imprisonment, parole, and probation. To avoid these consequences, you need a criminal defense lawyer that can fight for you at every step of the way with all the power and legal maneuvering the law allows.
David Golden has more than 20 years of experience taking on BUI cases and getting excellent results for his clients. With the experience, the knowledge, and the passion for the criminal defense he puts forward in every case, Mr. Golden can provide the best possible defense no matter what BUI charges are against you. If you or someone you know has been accused of a BUI, contact The Law Offices of David Golden, P.A. at 772-220-4400 as soon as possible to start organizing your defense.
What a BUI Lawyer Can Do for You
When facing the serious charges of a BUI, the last thing you want to do is trust your defense to your own limited knowledge of the law. Without a lawyer, it’s hard to know exactly what is permitted and what isn’t according to Florida law. For instance, many people think that the police need probable cause to search a boat, just as they do with a car, but that isn’t the case in Florida.
With a BUI lawyer, you’ll be able to mount a defense by getting the law to work for you. A BUI lawyer will be able to advise you on the best legal strategies available, question every element of the prosecutor’s case, and fight to dismiss the charges or negotiate to lower them significantly for your benefit.
The Law Offices of David Golden, P.A. Provides the Best BUI Defense in Stuart
David Golden has been defending his clients against BUI charges for more than 20 years in Florida. He is an AV Rated lawyer by Martindale-Hubbell and a member of The Bar Registry of Preeminent Lawyers. He has experience taking on tough prosecutors in state, federal, and juvenile court, and he has a long record of major victories coming out of these confrontations. In short, when you want the best defense in Stuart Count, you need to come to The Law Offices of David Golden, P.A. first.
Defending Against BUI Charges
Though challenging the reason for why you were inspected is not a possibility for BUI charges the way it is for DUI, many other defenses are still possible. One good defense against BUI is questioning the validity of any field sobriety tests that were performed. The conditions associated with boating can cause you to exhibit signs of intoxication, such as wobbly legs, red eyes, and exhaustion, caused by dehydration and sun exposure instead of alcohol. Similarly, breathalyzer tests are infamous for incorrect administration, so you may be able to challenge their results. Furthermore, unlike with driving, it is not illegal to drink while operating a boat, as long as you are not impaired. If an officer assumed you were intoxicated because you were found to be drinking while operating a boat but they did not test your blood alcohol levels, the charges may be able to be thrown out. Your defense lawyer will be able to examine the details of your particular case to determine the most strategic defense for you.
Contact The Law Offices of David Golden, P.A. to Begin Your BUI Defense Today
BUI charges can leave you with severe consequences, including a criminal record that follows you around for the rest of your life. Don’t accept these charges without a fight. If you or someone you know has been charged with a BUI in Martin County, including Stuart, Palm City, Jensen Beach, Hobe Sound, Hutchinson Island, Sewall’s Point, Port Salerno, Jupiter, Tequesta, Indiantown, and other nearby areas, there’s still hope if you contact The Law Offices of David Golden, P.A.. Call us at 772-220-4400 to find out how we can help you overcome these legal difficulties.