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DUI on a Boat? Here’s What You’re Facing with an OUI Charge.

An OUI (A.R.S. §5-395) is defined as “operating or in actual physical control of a motorized watercraft while intoxicated.” If you are operating any kind of watercraft including a boat, a wave runner, a Sea-Doo or any other personal watercraft and are impaired to the slightest degree by the consumption of alcohol or have a Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) above .08% within two hours of operating the watercraft, you can be charged with Operating Under the Influence (OUI).

Watch Attorney David Michael Cantor of DMCantor explain the seriousness of getting charged with Operating Under the Influence (OUI) and some of the ramifications that exist.

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The penalties for an OUI conviction in Arizona will most likely depend upon a number of factors. This includes the individual’s blood alcohol content (BAC) at the time of arrest. Age may also be a factor if the person was under 21 while consuming alcohol.

First Offense With BAC of .08% to .15%

  • Up to six months in jail and/or a mandatory alcohol education class
  • A fine of up to $2,100

First Offense With BAC Over .15% (Extreme OUI)

  • A minimum of 30 days in county jail
  •  A fine up to $2,500

If you’ve been charged with an OUI, please call us right away. We can help you figure out your options and discuss details of what happened. There are successful defenses that our experienced attorneys have used. Please feel free to review our OUI/Boating DUI victories to learn more.

Looking for an OUI attorney in Arizona? Call us now at 602-307-0808 or fill out the online form to get immediate help. David Michael Cantor is a Phoenix attorney and a Certified Criminal Law Specialist, per the Arizona Board of Legal Specialization. In addition, the Firm and all of its lawyers are listed in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers®. We’ll know how to handle your case professionally; the majority of our attorneys are ex-prosecutors who know the system well. Contact us today.

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