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Boating Under the Influence (BUI)

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Boating under the influence (BUI) is a serious offense in the state of Georgia. If you are caught operating a watercraft or boating under influence of drugs or alcohol, you can face severe legal consequences, including fines, jail time, and even the loss of your boating license.

According to Georgia boating laws, the legal limit for blood alcohol content (BAC) while operating a watercraft is the same as it is for driving a car: 0.08%. However, it’s important to note that even if your BAC is lower than 0.08%, you can still be charged with BUI if your ability to operate the watercraft is impaired.

If you are pulled over by law enforcement while operating a watercraft, they may ask you to take a field sobriety test or a breathalyzer test to determine your BAC. Refusing to take these tests can result in the suspension of your boating license, as well as other legal consequences.

If you are arrested for BUI in Georgia, the legal process can be complicated and confusing. You will need to hire a lawyer to represent you in court, as BUI is a criminal offense that can result in misdemeanor or even felony charges. If you or someone you know has been charged with BUI, it is essential to seek legal help from a trusted and experienced law firm like Arora Law.

Our team of dedicated attorneys has the knowledge and expertise to help you navigate the complex legal system and protect your rights. We understand that facing a BUI charge can be overwhelming, but with our support, you can feel confident that your case is in good hands.

Why getting a misdemeanor or felony charge is not good

Felony BUI Charge

If you are charged with a felony BUI in Georgia, the consequences can be even more severe. Felony BUI charges are usually reserved for cases where the offender has caused serious injury or death to another person while operating a watercraft under the influence. Felony BUI charges can result in fines of up to $5,000, up to five years in prison, and the loss of your boating license.

Misdemeanor BUI Charge

A misdemeanor BUI charge in Georgia can result in up to one year in jail, fines of up to $1,000, and community service. You may also be required to attend a substance abuse treatment program and have an ignition interlock device installed in any vehicle you drive.

If you are facing BUI charges in Georgia, it’s important to seek legal help from a qualified attorney as soon as possible. Your attorney can help you navigate the legal process, gather evidence to build a strong defense, and potentially negotiate a plea deal to reduce your charges or avoid jail time.

In addition to hiring a lawyer, there are other steps you can take to protect yourself from the legal consequences of BUI. The most important thing you can do is to avoid operating a watercraft while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. If you do plan to drink while boating, make sure to designate a sober driver or bring a non-drinking friend along to operate the watercraft.

Trusted Protection from BUI - Georgia BUI Lawyers

BUI is a serious offense in Georgia that can result in significant legal consequences. Don’t wait to take action if you’re facing BUI charges in Georgia. Call Arora Law today to schedule a consultation and learn more about how we can help you fight your BUI charges. Our goal is to help you achieve the best possible outcome for your case, whether that means reducing charges, negotiating a plea deal, or fighting for an acquittal at trial.

We are committed to providing high-quality legal representation to every client we serve, and we look forward to helping you navigate this difficult time.

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As soon as you are arrested or discover you are under investigation, the clock is ticking. To ensure the best possible outcome in your drug case, you need to act quickly and hire a criminal defense firm that is experienced, knowledgeable and able to protect your rights during even the toughest litigation.



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At Arora Law, we handle all criminal law cases that include DUI charges, drug charges — from small-quantity possession to large-quantity manufacturing — and white collar crimes such as fraud and forgery.

DUI Defense

A conviction for driving under the influence (DUI) becomes part of a permanent criminal record that follows you for the rest of your life. At Arora Law, we understand that serious offenses such as DUI call for serious litigation.


When someone is arrested in Georgia the impact could remain long after the case is closed. If a case is not closed out properly, it could lead to issues with employment, housing, financial loans, educational tuition and the like.

White Collar Crime

At Arora Law, our attorneys have the experience and legal expertise in protecting clients’ rights and reputations when they’ve been charged with white-collar offenses. As former prosecutors, we anticipate how the prosecution will build its case, enabling us to build a strong defense against harsh penalties.

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