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Boating Under the Influence (BUI)

Boating Under the Influence Defense Attorneys in Illinois

A first offense of boating under the influence (BUI) in Illinois can expose you to up to a year in jail and a heavy fine, in addition to the loss of your boating license. The Illinois Department of Natural Resources is responsible for policing Illinois waters. Conservation police officers stop countless boaters every year on suspicion of BUI.

If you have been arrested for boating under the influence, you need an experienced Illinois BUI defense lawyer. At the criminal defense law firm of Michael T. Norris, Ltd. and John W. Callahan, Ltd., we know how to fight for our clients. We defend people accused of boating under the influence of alcohol or any other controlled substance.

Repeat Offenders and Accidents Involving Injuries

Every BUI offense is serious. Even if you are facing a first offense where no one was hurt, you should not simply plead guilty without speaking to a defense lawyer first. However, it is particularly important to mount a strong defense if you are charged as a repeat offender or if someone was seriously injured or killed in the incident involving your BUI charges. You could be facing felony charges and potential prison time for one year or more. You need a knowledgeable and aggressive trial attorney to protect you throughout the process.

Tackling Challenging Cases

Our firm has obtained dismissals and not-guilty verdicts in cases other lawyers refused to take. We have successfully defended clients who failed Breathalyzer tests, as well as clients who refused to take the test. We have the skill to analyze your case and create a powerful defense strategy for you. Our Chicago BUI lawyers know how law enforcement officers and prosecutors approach these cases. We can help you with every aspect of your case.

It is important to contact a defense attorney as soon as possible after your arrest. Do not hesitate to contact us by e-mail or call us toll free at 1-877-335-6697 to schedule a free case evaluation.