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Boating Under the Influence

Just as a conviction for driving under the influence (DUI) can have serious consequences, a conviction for boating under the influence (BUI) can have the same dire consequences. These penalties could include a $200 fine and/or between 48 hours and 30 days in jail, with the option of completing community service in lieu of the minimum jail sentence.

In South Carolina, an individual can be convicted of a BUI if they were operating a moving motorized watercraft or a watercraft undersail and were influence of alcohol or some other drug.

At The Peper Law Firm, in Charleston, South Carolina, we are experienced criminal attorneys that provide professional representation to clients throughout South Carolina, including West Ashley, North Charleston, Summerville, Moncks Corner, Goose Creek, Mt. Pleasant, McClellanville, Isle of Palms, Sullivan’s Island, Folly Beach, James Island, Johns Island, Wadmalaw Island, Ravenel, Edisto, Hilton Head Island, Beaufort, Georgetown, Ridgeville, Walterboro, St. George, Orangeburg, Holly Hill, Eutawville, Santee, Surfside, Myrtle Beach, and Conway. The information you obtain at this site is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice. You should consult an attorney for advice regarding your individual situation. We invite you to contact us via phone or e-mail to schedule a consultation, however, contacting us alone does not create an attorney-client relationship.  Please do not send any confidential information to us until such time as an attorney-client relationship has been established.