Unlike with a DUI Conviction, a BUI Conviction does not effect your Class C Georgia Automobile Driver's License. However, there can be jail, fines and probation. Contact a Georgia Boating Under the Influence Lawyer for specific Georgia BUI consequences.
With an Operating a Vessel Under the Influence (BUI) Conviction in Georgia, your boating privileges will be likely suspended for up to a year. Additionally, a BUI conviction will have similar sentencing requriements to a DUI, including community service requirements, a risk reduction (DUI School) program, a Drug and Alcohol Evaluation with recommended treatment and several hundred dollars or more in fines. It is important to remember that with any criminal case, the judge has the ultimate decision making power for sentencing.
If you have been arrested for Boating Under the Influence in Georgia, it is important to call a Knowledgeable Georgia BUI Lawyer as soon as possible. If you were served with a Notice of Intent to Suspend by a Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) officer or other law enforcement officer, you have 10 days to request a hearing.
At A. Bishop Law, our Georgia boat lawyers welcome any questions about boating safety and boating law. If you, a family member or friend is facing a criminal boating charge or boating accident, please Call or Email us about any questions you may have about Georgia Boating law safety violations. Your initial consultation is free and confidential.
About the author: Anne Bishop is a Georgia Lawyer with A. Bishop Law in Gainesville, Georgia and handles various legal matters arising on the lakes of Georgia, including Boating Under the Influence Criminal Defense and Boating Injuries, as well as DUI / DWI, BUI, Accident & Injury and other Georgia Criminal Defense matters. The law office of A. Bishop Law can assist clients through out Georgia including: Lake Lanier, Lake Hartwell, Hall County (Gainesville, Oakwood, Flowery Branch), Jackson County (Jefferson, Braselton) White County (Helen, Cleveland), Lumpkin County (Dahlonega), Dawson County (Dawsonville), Habersham County (Demorest, Cornelia), and all of Northeast Georgia.
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