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Clients tell us all the time that they thought drunk driving laws only applied to cars. Operating any type of vehicle under the influence can get you into serious legal trouble, and boating while under the influence is no different. The official terminology is Boating While Intoxicated (BWI) and it is treated in the same manner as DWI. If you or your loved one has been arrested for driving drunk while operating a boat, contact the Houston DWI lawyer today.

The legal limit for alcohol on the water is .08% as it is on the road with automobiles. Any type of illegal boating behaviors such as speeding, right of way violations, or suspicious driving that captures the attention of harbor police could put you under suspicion for BWI.

If you are stopped for BWI, the harbor police will treat the situation similarly to a DWI stop. You may be asked to submit field sobriety tests, chemical tests, and questions about your activities. If you are given a chemical test that shows you are drunk, you will be arrested.

If you are convicted for BWI, you face the same consequences as DWI:

If you are facing a BWI charge, contact the law office of the Houston DWI lawyer to begin your case today.