Boating Under the Influence has become a major area of emphasis with law enforcement over the last few years. Hire the firm that has handled more Boating Under the Influence cases than any law firm in this state. Not only has law enforcement significantly increased their efforts to remove impaired drivers from the roadways, their efforts have increasingly extended to the waterways. This is especially so in many Puget Sound and Eastern Washington Counties where boating is extremely popular. The attorneys at Cowan Kirk Kattenhorn have developed extensive skills, through both training and experience, in defending those accused of Boating Under the Influence. No firm, anywhere in the State of Washington, has handled more BUI cases than CKK.
While driving a car after consuming alcohol has been increasingly shunned upon by society, boating and drinking is not only socially accepted, but socially expected in most settings. Boating is a leisure activity, much the same as camping, RVing, skiing, golfing and other activities traditionally enjoyed in Washington state. The use of alcohol is traditionally part of the social aspect to each of these activities which attracts more and more participants each year.
The problem for many is that what is considered a normal Saturday afternoon on the lake is often considered criminal activity by law enforcement. Efforts to curb boating under the influence have become so widespread that often times innocent boaters, or those who are using alcohol responsibly, get caught up in the process. The legal limit for BUI is the same as for DUI, but the investigation conducted by the police on the water is so often abbreviated that the legitimacy of these arrests are questionable.
There is a lot at stake if you have been arrested for BUI. Possible jail time, costly fines, probation are all possible if convicted of Boating Under the Influence.
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While society has not yet cried out to cease drinking on the lake on a sunny Saturday in July, law enforcement is increasingly treating BUI as if it were a zero tolerance crime. While law enforcement's efforts have certainly increased in recent years, aggressive and innovative advocacy can greatly improve the likelihood of bringing about a favorable outcome to your BUI case. There is no law firm, anywhere in the State of Washington, that has handled more BUI cases than Cowan Kirk Kattenhorn. We have the knowledge and skills needed to bring about a favorable outcome to your BUI case. This entire website is dedicated to assisting those who have been accused or charged with Operating a Vessel Under the Influence. Here you will find answers to many of your question, but will certainly have more. Contact us today.
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