Dallas Boating While Intoxicated (BWI) Attorney

Many Texans hit the water when the heat of the summer sets in. Spending time on a boat is relaxing and a source of enjoyment. Frequently, individuals on a boat will consume alcoholic beverages. It is not illegal for a boat operator to drink while operating a boat in Texas, however it is illegal to be in control of the boat with a blood alcohol content (BAC) over .08.

If you have been charged with boating while intoxicated (BWI), you have the right to a vigorously committed Dallas criminal defense attorney. Contact a Dallas BWI attorney at the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter by calling 214-845-7007 today for a free consultation.

Repercussions of a Texas BWI

Each state is allowed to determine the punishments that will be imposed for a BWI conviction. In the state of Texas, a BWI is prosecuted as a class B demeanor. This is far different from the serious offenses and punishments associated with a Texas DWI or DUI. However, there are still repercussions to a BWI conviction. It is punishable by up to 72 hours in prison.

Although this time period may seem short, the effect a BWI can have on your life extends much longer. It may affect your reputation or even your ability to get a job. Moreover, if you are on probation or have a record of alcohol-related offenses in the past, you could face additional penalties.

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Do not delay seeking legal representation when you are facing criminal prosecution. Contact the Dallas BWI attorneys at the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter today to ensure that your rights are protected. A knowledgeable and experienced Dallas criminal lawyer will help you to understand what options are available to aid your case. Call us at 214-845-7007.

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