Mesa OUI Defense Attorney

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In the state of Arizona, it is illegal to operate a motorized watercraft, such as a boat, Wave runner, Jet Ski, SeaDoo, or other personal watercraft, while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Charged officially as operating under the influence (OUI), boating DUI charges can inflict serious damage to a defendant’s reputation and carry severe penalties upon conviction, including possible jail time. If you have been arrested and charged with OUI, get in touch with the Mesa OUI lawyers at Naegle & Crider Criminal Defense Attorneys today. Our award-winning advocates understand the various laws and regulations which influence your situation and can craft the powerful defense you need to guard your future and freedom.

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Penalties for OUI in Arizona

The penalties and charges you may face for operating a watercraft while intoxicated will vary depending on your level of intoxication and your history of prior offenses. If your blood alcohol concentration (BAC) registered in excess of 0.08% but less than 0.15%, the penalties you face may include:

First offense:

  • A class 1 misdemeanor charge
  • Up to six months in jail
  • Up to $2,100 in fines

Second offense within five years:

  • A class 1 misdemeanor charge
  • At least 90 days in jail
  • Up to $2,500 in fines

Third offense within five years:

  • A possible felony charge
  • At least 6 months in jail
  • Alcohol screening classes
  • Up to $2,500 in fines

If your BAC registers above 0.15%, you may be charged with extreme OUI and face harsher consequences. Regardless of the specifics, however, any OUI offense is a serious matter and must be handled by a skilled legal professional in order to be successfully defended against. Our team of advocates can review the facts of your case and determine the most appropriate course of action to pursue.

We Know Your Rights – Contact Us Today

In addition to criminal consequences, an OUI conviction can inflict serious damage to your reputation and future employment options. At Naegle & Crider Criminal Defense Attorneys, our Mesa OUI attorneys can use our legal knowledge and skills to contest the evidence against you and minimize the penalties you face. Having successfully defended countless clients in situations similar to yours, we know the strategies and arguments necessary to help you secure a favorable outcome.

The sooner you contact us, the sooner we can help. Fill out an online form today to speak with our advocates during a no-cost, no-obligation case review.