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BUI Defense in Baltimore

Trial-Tested Boating Under the Influence Lawyer

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 BUI and BWI Penalties

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:

  • Boating under the influence (BUI): You can be arrested for a BUI for operating a vessel with a BAC of 0.08% or greater. This misdemeanor offense carries between 1 to 3 years of imprisonment and/or a fine of up to $3,000, depending on how many previous BUI convictions you have had. Offenders’ boating privileges may also be suspended.
  • Boating while impaired (BWI): Maryland law states that a person is boating while impaired if they are “so far impaired by any drug, combination of drugs, or combination of one or more drugs and alcohol that the person cannot operate a vessel safely.” Penalties include potential suspension of boating privileges, up to 1 year in prison, and a maximum of $1,000 in fines.

Contact a BUI Lawyer in Baltimore

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.

Rave Reviews from
Happy Clients

  • Outstanding legal representation!

    “I was recently rear-ended on the beltway by a disbarred attorney. This person claimed that I was at fault due to road rage. The state trooper sided with the person who struck me. This resulted in 6 citations, 9 points on my driving record and $1000 in fines. If the charges would have stuck, I would have lost my license. My entire family would have been severely affected not to mention my livelihood. Thank God I chose Mark Scheuerman to represent me in court! Mark did an outstanding job examining all aspects of the charges, as well as the facts of the case. Having never experienced being in a courtroom before, he went above and beyond to prepare me for the trial. The result of his hard work was a complete acquittal. I can't speak highly enough of Attorney Scheuerman.”

    Bill

  • Mark Is the BEST!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    “I was really sweating my ticket for 106 in a 55. Mark showed up, handled his business and got me a FULL ACQUITTAL. This man knows the law and forces the state to meet its burden of proof, like I've never seen before. Priced very fairly and you can't get better representation, believe me, I have tried. I have used a lot of attorneys but none took care of me like this man. I will never use another, that's for sure. Thanks Mark!!!!”

    Dave R

  • Mark Scheuerman is, in every way, a fantastic lawyer.

    “Mark Scheuerman is, in every way, a fantastic lawyer. He represented me two days in a row, and within a week of being hired. Both court dates had nothing short of fantastic outcomes. He really cares about people, and it shows in the way he conducts himself in and out of the courtroom. He just loves what he does, which makes the process much more smooth. His prices were extremely fair as well, considering the caliber of work you're getting out of it.”

    William

  • I felt very at ease with Mark representing me.

    “I am very pleased with the way in which Mark handled my case. I had a speeding ticket which was 29 miles over the speed limit. Mark was very prompt in returning my telephone call and explained what would happen once we got into court and also gave me very valuable information while at court and prior to going to court. I ended up receiving probation before judgment. My fine was reduced from $160 to $50 + $25.50 in court costs. I felt very at ease with Mark representing me and will definitely use him in the future. My family also wants his name and number for any future situations they may come across.”

    Terry H.

  • Thanks mark

    “Only need two words: top notch.”

    Michael