Boating While on Drugs or Alcohol

Boating under the influence (BUI) of alcohol or drugs is illegal in Michigan. These substances can cause severe impairments in your vision, reaction time, judgment, focus and coordination and can ultimately result in the harm and even death of individuals involved.

Whether you are operating a boat, kayak, sailboat or any other type of watercraft under the influence, Michigan law enforcement has reason to charge you with boating under the influence. If you or a loved one have been charged with a BUI, it is important to speak with an experienced attorney right away.

BUI Laws and Regulations in Michigan

A person is considered boating under the influence of alcohol if their blood alcohol content (BAC) level is at 0.10% or greater. If arrested for BUI, they are found guilty of a misdemeanor. Causing injury or death to another individual, however, can result in being guilty of a felony.

An individual is also found guilty of a felony if arrested for the third time in the span of ten years for boating under the influence. A BUI is a serious offense and should not be taken lightly.

With three decades of experience, our attorneys at Boulahanis & Associates can provide you with the exceptional counsel needed during these times.

Find the Legal Help You Need

Whether you or a loved one is in need of experienced legal counsel for a BUI charge, our law firm can help. Our team is determined to provide you with the intimate knowledge and expertise needed to effectively handle your case for boating under the influence.

We can help you fight against the charge made against you and assist you with defending your BUI case in Michigan. Let us properly address your situation and provide you with the sound legal counsel you deserve. Call Boulahanis & Associates today at 313-277-2550 to get started today!