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Ohio law makes it against the law for a individual to operate or physically control a boat or other vessel if the individual is under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. The actual law also makes it against the law for a individual to operate or physically control a boat or any other vessel with a prohibited concentration of alcohol and/or drugs. This law is applicable to jet skis and similar vessels!
If a individual is suspected of BUI, the police officer will use the same investigative methods as in an OVI / DUI case. These methods include field sobriety tests, breath tests, urine tests, and blood tests.
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B.U.I. is categorized as a first degree misdemeanor, so a individual found guilty of B.U.I. faces up to 6 months in jail, a fine of up to $1,000, and up to 5 years of community probation. Some of these penalties are required. For a first offense, the mandatory jail sentence is at least 3 days and the mandatory fine is at least $150. In addition, refusal to consent to a breath/blood/urine test results in ineligibility to operate or register a watercraft for one year.
If a individual has been convicted of an O.V.I./D.U.I. or a B.U.I.in the past, the minimum mandatory fees and penalties for a BUI conviction are increased. Furthermore, if a individual has previously been found guilty of a B.U.I., the minimum mandatory fees and penalties for an OVI / DUI or a BUI conviction are increased. In addition, repeat violations could result in the individual being included in a list of habitual D.U.I. offenders.
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If you or anyone you know have been charged with DUI in Ohio, contact a Ohio DUI / OVI defense attorney at Quinn Legal Associates for a free consultation regarding your case.