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Penalties for BUI Can Be Severe

Penalties for BUI in Denver, CO

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Denver BUI attorney Chris Cessna has worked as a federal BUI interdiction law enforcement officer for more than a decade. He also holds extensive Coast Guard BUI interdiction training, and worked as a BUI officer in Colorado. Coupled with his DUI police officer experience, and his work prosecuting BUI and DUI cases as a Deputy District Attorney, you can be fully confident that you are being represented by an attorney with the experience needed to help you fight to avoid a BUI conviction.

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Denver BUI Attorney - The Law for BUI

In a recent year, the laws changed in Colorado regarding BAC level and operating watercraft. Currently, operators of any kind of watercraft in Colorado can be charged with a BUI if their BAC is at 0.08% or higher.

This includes not just larger craft like speedboats and sailboats, but the following as well:

  • Jet skis
  • Kayaks
  • Canoes

Lawmakers in the state have passed statutes that heavily punish BUI offenders, and law enforcement is on high alert for signs of reckless watercraft operation. If convicted of a BUI, you can face many consequences, all serious.

For a first offense, Colorado boaters can:

  • Be fined between $200 and $1000
  • Go to jail for up to 1 year
  • Be required to perform 96 hours of community service
  • Have their boating privileges restricted for three months

Penalties for Multiple BUIs

A second conviction can lead to another year in jail, fines of up to $1500, with 120 hours of community service, and up to a year of boating privilege restrictions. Furthermore, if someone is killed as a result of a BUI, you can be charged with vehicular manslaughter, which will also result in driver's license suspension and will essentially destroy many future opportunities, as well as take away your freedom for a long period of time while you serve your sentence in state prison.

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  • NHTSA Certified Instructor in Field Sobriety Tests

  • Former Law Enforcement Officer and Prosecutor