BUII / BUI ATTORNEYS

If you are arrested for BUII (Operating a boat while under the influence of

intoxicating liquor or controlled substance), You or the operator of the

boat will be given  field sobriety tests and asked to take a breath or urine

test. You will be given a Citation or Release Order requiring you to appear

in Court on a certain day and time.

In order to convict you for BUII the State must prove either that:

(1) on a certain day (2) in a certain county (3) on waters in Oregon (4) you operated, propelled or were in actual physical control (5) of a boat (6) while under the influence of intoxicating liquor or controlled substance.

or that

(1) on a certain day (2) in a certain county (3) on waters in Oregon (4) you (5) owned or were the person in charge of (6) a boat (7) and you authorized or knowingly permitted the boat (8) to be propelled or operated (9) by a person (10) who was under the influence of intoxicating liquor or a controlled substance.

The State can prove that you or the operator were under the influence of intoxicants by showing a blood alcohol count of .08 or greater or a positive result for a controlled substance on a UA or by the results of the performance of Field Sobriety Tests and/or the police officer’s observations and opinions. The maximum penalty for a first conviction for BUII is one year in jail and a fine of up to $6,250. Convicted persons are placed on 12-months of probation and are required to undergo a substance abuse evaluation and treatment and are required to comply with a number of other conditions. District Attorneys normally recommend jail upon a first conviction. Second and third convictions receive more severe recommendations and consequences.

BUII CRIMES ARE SERIOUS CRIMINAL CHARGES WITH SERIOUS POTENTIAL CONSEQUENCES.

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