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Boating Under the Influence: Georgia BUI Lawyer Discusses Per Se and Less Safe

There are 2 common ways to get a Boating Under the Influence (BUI)/ Operating a Vessel Under the Influence charge in Georgia: Per Se and Less Safe.


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1. BUI Per Se:

-If you are on state waters, the legal limit is a blood alcohol content (BAC) of 0.10%.

-If you are on federal waters, the legal limit is a BAC of 0.08%.

Georgia has a Boating Implied Consent law very similar to its Driving Implied Consent law.

2. BUI Less Safe:

-There was alcohol involved and a boating violation occurred.

Common violations that are typically found in BUI Less Safe cases are having people riding on the bow of a boat that is not designed to have riders on the bow, speeding in a marina, or violating a no wake zone.  A boating violation may cause law enforcement to stop your boat and if they find the driver was under the influence, even if the driver is not over the legal BAC limit, the driver may be charged with Boating Under the Influence Less Safe.

At A. Bishop Law, our Georgia Criminal Defense Attorneys welcome any questions on Georgia Boating Laws.  If you, a family member or friend has been arrested for Boating Under the Influence (BUI), please Call or Email us about any questions you may have about Georgia Boating law violation questions.  Your initial consultation is free and confidential.


About the attorney:  Anne Bishop is a Georgia Lawyer with A. Bishop Law in Gainesville, Georgia and handles various DUI / DWIMarijuana Arrests and other Georgia Criminal Defense matters.  The law office of A. Bishop Law can assist clients throughout Georgia including: Hall County (Gainesville, OakwoodFlowery Branch), Jackson County  (Jefferson, Braselton) White County (Helen, Cleveland), Lumpkin County (Dahlonega), Dawson County (Dawsonville), Habersham County (Demorest, Cornelia), and all of Northeast Georgia.

This article and/or video should not be considered nor relied upon as legal advice since it is only intended for general overview and informational purposes. Please consult with an attorney on your specific situation in order to determine an appropriate legal course of action.

Anne Bishop
A. Bishop Law, LLC
Attorney at Law
539 Green Street NW
Phone: (770) 783-5296