The gorgeous coastline, warm weather, and fishing opportunities of the South Florida coastline make it a favored boating spot for residents and tourists alike. Nothing depicts the carefree South Florida atmosphere like a day of fun with family or friends while boating. However, a Boating Under the Influence (BUI) charge can bring to fun to an abrupt halt, occasion frantic calls to a criminal attorney, and land you in a Fort Lauderdale courtroom. A BUI is the boating equivalent of DUI and it is a criminal offense.
Conviction of a BUI can mean fines and/or a prison sentence, so it is important to contact a criminal defense attorney as soon as possible after being charged. Your criminal attorney in Fort Lauderdale can employ the same type of defense used in DUI cases to build your defense against the criminal BUI charge. For example, it was recently discovered that approximately 400 people in Washington, D.C. were convicted based on evidence from inaccurate BAC readings. Because the machine had not been calibrated properly, it yielded results that were higher than the actual BAC concentrations present.
Because the credibility of both breath and blood tests has been called into question, your attorney can use that, as well as other factors, to call into question the accuracy of any tests used to show that you were BUI. Contact a criminal attorney in Fort Lauderdale at the Law Firm of Leader & Leader, PA to schedule a consultation to discuss your BUI case and the defense that an attorney can offer.
Criminal Attorney Fort Lauderdale – Leader & Leader, PA, is an experienced, aggressive Fort Lauderdale criminal defense law firm that has a breadth of experience with BUI laws and charges in Florida. With more than 68 years combined experience, you’ll find a criminal attorney in Fort Lauderdale who can defend you against BUI charges and other criminal charges from pre-case filing efforts to trial and appeal, if necessary. We serve Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach, and Monroe counties in state and federal court criminal matters. For more information, visit http://criminallawleader.com/ or call 954.523.2020. Initial consultations available 24 hours, 7 days a week via telephone.