The state of Maryland has beautiful waters to enjoy, including 17,000 miles of river, the Chesapeake Bay, and the Atlantic Ocean lining the coast. Maryland’s waterways are one of the most beautiful parts of the state, and boating is a favorite pastime of many residents and visitors alike. It’s easy to see why a warm day on the water could be more enjoyable with a beer in hand, yet, drinking and boating is just as illegal as drunk driving, and the penalties for a BUI conviction can be severe. BUI convictions put you at risk of losing your boating license, facing heavy fines, and incarceration. Penalties vary depending on the circumstances of the conviction, and whether the boater was apprehended by the state of Maryland Natural Resources Police or the U.S. Coast Guard.
Our Baltimore BUI Attorney, Mark G. Scheuerman, knows there are two sides to every story, and firmly believes you are innocent until proven guilty. As a trial-tested Baltimore criminal defense attorney, Mark opened his own practice to dedicate his professional career to serving and defending the criminally accused throughout Maryland. Protect your legal rights and secure a defense lawyer to ensure you have the best shot at a favorable outcome for your BUI case.
Have you been arrested for a BUI in Maryland? Call The Law Office of Mark G. Scheuerman, LLC at (410) 630-4274 for help and a free case consultation.
Maryland has two classifications for operating a boat while intoxicated: BUI and BWI. Specific penalties depend on the boat operator’s blood alcohol content (BAC) upon arrest, as well as whether it is a first or subsequent BUI offense.
Penalties for BUI and BWI convictions in Maryland not involving serious injuries or death include:
Our Baltimore BUI attorneys at The Law Office of Mark G. Scheuerman are eager to hear from you and to defend your rights and reputation. We represent clients throughout Maryland for BUI and BWI charges and will be here every step of the way, starting with your free consultation.
Call us today at (410) 630-4274 for a free consultation to discuss your BUI charges or contact us online.