What You Should Know About Boating Under the Influence and Other Washington State Boating Violations

By Law Office of Lance R. Fryrear

If you have been charged with Boating Under the Influence , BUI , or any other boating or watercraft violation in King County District Court, East Division or West Division, Snohomish County District Court, Everett Division, Cascade Division, South Division, Island County District Court, Edmonds Municipal Court, or anywhere else in Washington State, you should contact an experienced BUI defense attorney / boating defense attorney as soon as possible. There are numerous different boating/watercraft violations and you will need a competent and aggressive advocate on your side to help you understand the potential penalties specific to your charge and to help obtain the best possible outcome for your specific case.

Boating violations can be charged under a municipal code, like the Edmonds Municipal Code (ECC 5.10), or can be charged under state law (RCW 79A.60). One of the most well known boating violations is commonly called Boating Under the Influence , or BUI (RCW 79A.60.040(2)). If you have been charged with BUI , you could be facing up to a $1000 fine and 90 days in jail. Other common boating violations are: Operation of Vessel in a Negligent Manner (RCW 79A.60.030) or Negligent Operation (ECC 5.10.040), Operation of Vessel in a Reckless Manner (RCW 79A.60.040(1)) or Reckless Operation (ECC 5.10.050), Failure to Stop for Law Enforcement Officer (RCW 79A.60.080) or Failure to Stop Vessel Upon Request of a Law Enforcement Officer (ECC 5.10.052), Duty of Operator Involved in Collision, Accident, or other Casualty(RCW 79A.60.200) or Accidents (ECC 5.10.070).

If you have been charged with BUI, or any other boating or watercraft violation, your BUI defense attorney can work to get the best possible resolution for your case and may be able to get your charge reduced. By speaking to experienced BUI Defense Attorney Lance Fryrear , you will have a defense attorney on your side who understands your charge and knows of any possible defenses or mitigating factors that you might have. I have over a decade of experience as a Washington Defense Attorney and have successfully argued for reduction of BUI charges for many of my clients .

Please contact me for a free consultation as soon as possible. Washington BUI Defense Attorney Lance R. Fryrear is here to help.