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Texas Boating While Intoxicated Laws

While most people are well aware of the potential consequences of driving while intoxicated, many don’t give the same sort of consideration to boating while intoxicated. Because of the social nature of boating, the consumption of alcohol is a common feature of the boating experience. However, it is important for boaters to know that Texas has laws strictly prohibiting boating while intoxicated, and individuals convicted of this charge can face serious penalties.

If you or someone you know has been arrested for boating while intoxicated, you may need the assistance of a qualified legal representative to ensure that your rights and interests are protected to the fullest extent of the law. Contact the Houston criminal defense lawyers of Johnson, Johnson & Baer, P.C., today at 713-523-0404 to discuss your case with an experienced legal professional.

Boating While Intoxicated Penalties

In the state of Texas, an individual with a blood alcohol content of .08% or above is considered legally intoxicated. Penalties for those convicted of boating while intoxicated include:

  • Fines of up to $2000
  • Jail time for up to 180 days
  • Automatic license suspension for up to 12 months

Aside from the criminal penalties associated with this crime, there may also be social and professional consequences.

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For those accused of boating while intoxicated, it is important to seek legal counsel as soon as possible in order to mount a strong defense. Contact the Houston criminal defense attorneys of Johnson, Johnson & Baer, P.C., at 713-523-0404 to begin formulating your defense today.