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Accused of a BUI?
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Baltimore BUI Defense Lawyers

Accused of BUI or BWI? Call Our Firm!

Similar to driving under the influence (DUI) and driving while impaired by alcohol (DWI), operating a boat while intoxicated (BUI or BWI) is a serious offense under Maryland law. Such an offense could potentially carry heavy penalties under federal law, depending on which agency processes the matter, be it the state of Maryland or a federal agency such as the U.S. Coast Guard. You can face fines, incarceration, loss of boat operation privileges, or all three.

Baltimore BUI attorney Thomas Maronick Jr is here to help. As the founder and managing attorney at our firm, Tom is highly experienced in challenging BUI charges both inside and outside of the criminal courtroom. He is a recognized leader in the legal community and is regularly featured on major news outlets. If you are charged with operating a boat while impaired, let us help you. With trial experience all over Maryland in alcohol-related offenses, trust an advocate who will help you in defending your rights.

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Maryland BUI Penalties

Boating under the influence is covered under Maryland’s operating under the influence (OUI) and operating while intoxicated/impaired (OWI) laws. Under these laws, a boat operator may face serious penalties if convicted of BUI. The specific penalties will depend upon the operator’s blood alcohol concentration (BAC) and whether this is a first or subsequent offense.

The following penalties may be imposed for BUI or BWI in Maryland:

  • Boating under the influence per se (BUI or OUI), which involves a BAC result of .08% or greater, carries a fine of up to $1,000, up to 1 year in jail, and the loss of boating privileges.
  • Boating while intoxicated (BWI or OWI), which involves abilities that are impaired by alcohol or drugs, carries a 2-month jail sentence, $500 fine, and loss of boating privileges.

Enhanced penalties may apply for second or subsequent BUI or BWI convictions.

Defending Your Rights in Court

Whether your alleged offense took place on the Eastern Shore, such as in Worcester, Dorchester, Wicomico, or Somerset County, or in Baltimore County or any other part of Maryland, let The Law Offices of Thomas Maronick Jr LLC defend your rights. Our Baltimore BUI lawyers represent clients across the state in the face of these charges. We will be there for you every step of the way from the initial consult to the trial to help you as we work to achieve the best results we can attain for you in this difficult situation.

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