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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 an 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 an 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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First offense B.U.I. is categorized as a first-degree misdemeanor, so an 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, or urine test results in ineligibility to operate or register a watercraft for one year.

If an individual has been convicted of an OVI, DUI, or BUI in the past, the minimum mandatory fees and penalties for a BUI conviction are increased. Furthermore, if an individual has previously been found guilty of a B.U.I., the minimum mandatory fees and penalties for an OVI / DUI, or 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 has been charged with BUI in Ohio, contact an Ohio BUI defense attorney at Quinn Legal Associates for a free consultation regarding your case.

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