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Boating Under The Influence

Florida is a boaters paradise and is home to some of the strictest marine law enforcement in the country. 

In the state of Florida, law enforcement agencies are allowed to randomly stop and inspect vessels without the same type of probable cause needed to stop you in car. Florida waters are very broadly defined; it covers any waters within Florida and any waters if the boat was leaving Florida or coming to Florida. Florida’s territorial boundaries are measured 3 nautical miles into the Atlantic or Gulf Stream and 9 nautical miles out into the Gulf of Mexico.

Officers who stop vessels may:

  • Inspect for the required safety equipment such as life jackets, flares and working navigation lights
  • Check fishing permits, registration certificates
  • Check bag and size limits

Once a vessel has been stopped, law enforcement must follow strict procedures to determine if the vessel is safe or if the owner/operator is under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

U.S. COAST GUARD And Other Federal Agencies– If a U.S. Coast Guard officer has reason to believe a boater is BUI, that Coast Guard officer can hand that boater over to the local police.

Penalties

First time offenders if convicted face stiff fines, possible jail time and the consequences of having a DUI charge on their record. For the full list of Florida penalties click here.

What Our Clients Are Saying…

"As a young college student, being charged with a DUI was one of the scariest things I have had to deal with. The Ticket Clinic was able to get my case together quickly and get me the best deal I could have asked for. The DUI charges were dropped. The Ticket Clinic was able to put me at ease during one of the hardest times of my life." Sinead -     "The Ticket Clinic was professional and in constant contact with me from the first phone called, until the case was closed. To make a long story short, I was not convicted of a DUI - since then, I referred a friend to the Ticket Clinic." Richard -     "I was faced with a DUI. Most people fear jail, but I heard that it would ruin my record for life. This can cost you a job, credit, relationships. The more we are an online world the more your record is available to the public - a DUI stays forever. The Ticket Clinic didn’t settle, but successfully defended my DUI case. They are the only ones I would trust confidently with a serious matter." Dave -     "I was face with an unjust DUI and called The Ticket Clinic to represent me. I was never faced with such a serious situation before. TTC’s professionalism, confidence and knowledge put me at ease, knowing I was in good hands. As I went through this ordeal, TTC was on top of everything and brought this to closure quite quickly. TTC has also helped me find a lawyer in another state for a friend in a similar situation. I highly recommend The Ticket Clinic!" Scott -     "I was facing a DUI charge but TTC got my charges dismissed, even though I submitted to a breath test! I would recommend them to anyone facing a DUI. Thank you again for everything." Kiersen -     "I was pleased to receive your letter of February 21, 2017 advising me that all charges against me were dismissed by the Court. I am very pleased how the Ticket Clinic handled my case. I definitely will recommend the Ticket Clinic to friends and neighbors should they be issued a traffic ticket. Many thanks again for solving my problem." Wolfgang H. -