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Panama City BUI Defense Lawyer

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This state has the second highest number of alcohol-related boating accidents per year in the country. We are first in the nation for number of boating deaths. For that reason, prosecutors are extremely tough on boating under the influence, or BUI. If you have been charged with BUI, you can expect an aggressive prosecution. You need the legal representation of an experienced Panama City criminal attorney who will provide an equally aggressive defense.

What is a BUI?

Similarly to DUIs, boating under the influence involves operating a boat or other watercraft on a body of water while intoxicated. It is important to note that BUIs are not exclusively related to alcohol use, but may also result from the use of illegal drugs, prescriptions, or over-the-counter medications that are known to affect mental function.

Why Choose Our Panama City BUI attorney

Mr. Shepard is dedicated to seeking the best possible outcome for our clients. He has a 10.0 Superb Rating from Avvo. The lead attorneys at the firm is a former prosecutor, and we use the knowledge and experience gained serving on the "other side" to your advantage in our criminal defense. We investigate and prepare each case for trial, and look deep into every detail to find the holes in the case against you. If we identify weaknesses in the prosecution's case against you, which is common, we may be able to have your charges dismissed. We know how to negotiate with prosecutors for a favorable plea bargain, depending on the circumstances of your particular case. You can talk to an attorney 24/7 on our emergency hotline. Our initial consultation is free of charge.

Panama City BUI Attorney: Aggressive Advocacy

As with DUI cases, individuals over 21 or older can be charged with BUI with blood alcohol content (BAC) of .08% or higher, or when the arresting officer believes that faculties have been impaired by alcohol consumption. For those under the age of 21, the legal limit is a BAC of .02%.

BUI charges do not necessarily mean a BUI conviction. Law enforcement officers make a judgment call in a BUI arrest, and their judgment may be wrong. Most people do not have as much experience in operating a boat as they do in operating a motor vehicle. Various factors, such as weather conditions and the actions of other boaters can create problems unrelated to BUI. Seasickness, sun, wind, motion, and engine noise can intensify the appearance of impairment. Do not face charges of BUI alone.

Let a knowledgeable Panama City criminal lawyer with our firm protect your rights and aggressively defend you against these charges. Contact our firm.

What Sets Shepard Law Apart?

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  • Over Two Decades of Experience
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  • Handled 5000+ Cases
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