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Fighting Your BUI in Florida

A BUI or "drunk boating" charge is a serious criminal offense in Florida that can lead to significant consequences, including jail time, fines, and loss of your boating privileges. If you are facing a BUI charge, contact our Clearwater BUI attorney as soon as possible to protect your rights and pursue the best possible outcome.

At the Idrizi Law Group, our Clearwater BUI attorney has handled thousands of criminal cases, and we understand the importance of getting legal help right away. We will work hard to protect your rights and fight for the best possible outcome in your case, no matter how challenging the situation may be. Our BUI attorney in Clearwater has the experience and dedication to help you move forward with your life.

Call our Clearwater BUI attorney at (727) 202-5499 or contact us online to get started today.

Florida Boating Under the Influence Laws

A BUI occurs when a person is operating a boat and is impaired by alcohol, drugs, or a combination of the two. In Florida, operating a boat while under the influence of alcohol or drugs is a serious offense. The state's laws on Boating Under the Influence (BUI) are quite strict.

Legal Limit: Similar to driving a vehicle, the legal limit for blood alcohol content (BAC) while operating a boat is 0.08%1.

Penalties: Penalties for BUI can include fines, imprisonment, probation, community service, mandatory completion of a substance abuse course, and impoundment of the vessel1.

Aggravating Factors: Aggravating factors can lead to increased penalties. These can include having a BAC of 0.15% or higher, having a minor on the boat, or causing property damage, injury, or death1.

Implied Consent: By operating a boat in Florida waters, you implicitly consent to BAC testing if suspected of BUI. Refusal to submit to such testing can result in penalties, including fines and suspension of boating privileges2.

Repeat Offenses: Repeat offenses within certain time frames can result in escalated charges and penalties, including felony charges1.

These laws are in place to protect everyone who uses Florida's waterways. Our state takes these laws very seriously.

A BUI charge should not be treated lightly, it requires experienced legal representation. Our Clearwater BUI attorney has handled thousands of cases and can offer the experience and dedication you need to fight your BUI charge. We understand that your future is at stake and will work hard to protect your rights and best interests.

How a Clearwater BUI Lawyer Can Help

If you're charged with a Boating Under the Influence (BUI) offense in Clearwater, Florida, enlisting the help of an experienced BUI lawyer can be crucial. Here's how our attorneys can assist:

Understanding the Law: BUI laws in Florida are complex. A skilled lawyer can help you understand your charges and the potential consequences.

Building a Defense: An experienced BUI lawyer can evaluate the circumstances of your case to build a strong defense. This could involve challenging the legality of the BUI stop or the accuracy of the BAC tests.

Negotiating Plea Deals: If appropriate, a BUI lawyer can negotiate plea deals with the prosecutor, which could result in reduced charges or penalties.

Representing You in Court: If your case goes to trial, a BUI lawyer can represent you in court, presenting your defense and challenging the prosecution's evidence.

Post-Trial Assistance: If you're convicted, a lawyer can help with the appeal process or advise on how to comply with sentencing, such as completing a mandatory substance abuse course.

BUI charges can have serious consequences, including fines, imprisonment, and loss of boating privileges. However, with the right legal guidance, you can navigate this challenging situation more effectively.

Contact Our Clearwater BUI Attorney

The Idrizi Law Group is prepared to defend you against a BUI charge. We understand that time is of the essence when you are facing a criminal charge, so we will work hard to get you the legal help you need as quickly as possible.

Contact our Clearwater BUI attorney at (727) 202-5499 to schedule a free consultation and learn more about your legal options.

Settlements & Verdicts

  • 275,000 No Witnesses No Property Damage

    Even after all the witnesses denied seeing a collision between the defendant’s and our client’s vehicles causing our client to drive into oncoming traffic and investigative pictures depicting no damage to the defendant’s vehicle whatsoever, Idrizi Law Group fought hard to recover policy limits amounting to $275,000.00 for our client.

  • $250,000 Serious Injuries

    In May 2018 we recovered the bodily injury policy limits of $200,000 and the underinsured policy limits of $50,000 for both the driver and passenger of the crashed vehicle.

  • $200,000 Hit & Run Victim

    Client was using the Clearwater Beach roundabout when a distracted driver collided with him and left the scene of the accident.

  • $161,000 Serious Injuries

    In October of 2016, our clients were involved in a motor vehicle accident that results in spinal injuries to the driver.

  • $150,000 DUI Victim

    Due to the velocity of the at-fault party’s vehicle, the victim’s car was forced to collide with the other vehicles stopped in front of her. The impact our client suffered caused injuries that required significant treatment for recovery.

  • $150,000 Serious Injuries

    The at-fault party was looking at the accident across the street instead of the traffic in front of him and hit our client without braking at a speed of over 50 MPH.

Hear From Our Past Clients

    “Very grateful for their support.”
    “I had so much stress and worry lifted by Ms. Idrizi after my car accident. She was sure to explain everything that I needed to know and make me feel at ease through the process. Very grateful for their support and assistance during a really tough time!”
    - Brynn R.
    “Personable, Knowledgeable, and a True Professional”
    - Jeremy
    “Mortgage Broker”
    “Her character and work ethic are second to none.”
    - Kurt
    “Best Attorney in Florida”
    “Shpresa is an amazing attorney and really keeps the interest of her clients first and foremost. Her attention to detail makes her the best in the industry! She knows the law and always treats her clients with complete professionalism but with a very person”
    - Former Client
    “She knows the law!”
    You won't find more committed, compassionate, and dedicated legal representation than Shpresa Idrizi. As a former state prosecutor, she knows the law! Whether you've been injured in an accident due to someone else's negligence or need criminal defense, I cannot recommend her highly enough.
    - Steve C.
    “You're in confident and capable hands.”
    Shpresa is a caring and FEISTY attorney. The feelings of anxiety and worry that you feel after being involved in an accident are immediately relieved when Shpresa becomes involved. She is responsive, timely in her follow-up, expresses genuine concern for the patient's plight, but most importantly she gives you the peace of mind that you're in confident and capable hands, leaving the worries to her.

    - Micaela M.
    “Wouldn't have wanted it any other way”
    “She helped me the along the entire process never once did i feel left out , ignored or wondering whats going on. Besides getting into an accident, it was a great experience having Shpresa handle my case.”
    - Former Client
    “Highly recommend!”
    “She guided me through the steps and got me what I deserved. Shpresa is an amazing and awesome lawyer and I would highly recommend her anyone!”
    - Irma S.