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BUII (Boating Under the Influence)

Under Oregon law, boaters accused of operating their vessels while under the influence of alcohol or drugs can face DUII charges. Potential penalties for conviction on this charge are just as tough as those that come with driving under the influence in a motor vehicle — jail, fines, revoked license, embarrassment for your family and damage to your reputation.

If you have been arrested for a boating DUII, you need an experienced defense attorney in your corner who will work hard toward a positive outcome and help put you back behind the wheel. At the Gilroy Napoli Short Law Group in Portland and Salem, we aggressively defend people against all types of DUII charges.

Our accomplished legal team has more than 25 years of combined experience that can benefit you. We carefully examine every detail about the day you were arrested for BUI on an area, lake or river in the region — especially those conditions that could have mistakenly convinced law enforcement that you needed to be pulled over.

All kinds of things can go wrong with a boating under the influence arrest, just as police can be deceived into thinking that a motorist is driving drunk. Protect your rights, starting today, by calling the Gilroy Napoli Short Law Group for a free consultation at 503-747-7198.

Were You Arrested for Boating Under the Influence? We Can Help.

In Oregon, a BUII charge — boating under the influence of intoxicants — applies to a wide variety of vessels, not just motorized boats. Any person found drinking to excess on any type of watercraft, not just the person operating it, can be arrested and face these charges. It is also possible that you could be charged with BUII if you allow an intoxicated person to drive your boat or personal watercraft.

Warning: A community service or diversion program is not a rehabilitation option for people accused of BUII in Oregon. If you or someone close to you has been charged with any kind of BUII, you can look to the Gilroy Napoli Short Law Group for in-depth investigation, skillful negotiation with prosecutors and aggressive litigation in a courtroom if necessary.

Free Consultation with a Lawyer

Our boating under the influence defense lawyers in Oregon offer free initial consultations. Gilroy Napoli Short Law Group has law offices in Portland and Salem, and defends people throughout the region, including Hillsboro and Beaverton.

Contact us by calling 503-747-7198.

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