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Boating Under the Influence

Underage Possession of Alcohol in Florida: Your FAQs Answered

  It’s no secret that South Florida is a party town. Between its idyllic beaches, recreational boating culture, vibrant nightlife, cultural and sporting events, and dozens of colleges and universities, it is certainly a fun area to live and play. Unfortunately, underage drinking is rampant. The police in South Florida take this problem very seriously […]

BUI (Boating Under the Influence): Your FAQs Answered

Is it illegal to drink alcohol while operating a boat? Provided that the individual consuming the alcohol is at least 21 years old, there is no Florida law that prohibits operating a boat while consuming alcohol; likewise, there is no Florida law that prohibits an individual from consuming alcohol while a passenger on a boat. […]

Five Differences Between DUI and BUI in Florida

The Operator Unlike a motor vehicle, a boat can be operated without a driver. When it comes to DUI (driving under the influence), it’s easy to tell who is driving or operating the motor vehicle—the person behind the wheel. However, when it comes to BUI (boating under the influence), it can be a little more […]

Charged With Boating Under The Influence?

The Law Offices of Yale L. Galanter, P.A. hope you had a fun and relaxing Columbus Day Weekend. Were you one of the thousands of people who took their sea legs for a spin and participated in Miami’s Columbus Day Regatta? If so, we hope the only memento of the regatta you came back to […]

Get a Miami Criminal Defense Lawyer to Reduce or Drop Your BUI Charge

In sunny Miami, a multitude of boaters traverse its waterways for regattas, fishing and pleasure cruises. However, there is high price to pay if you are charged with an alcohol-related infraction while driving a boat—which is why you need to contact a criminal defense lawyer to defend your rights. You have the opportunity to avoid […]