Boating Under the Influence (BUI)

Miami BUI Defense Lawyer

Here in the Miami area, the beautiful water and weather beckon year-round. People want to spend their free time on the water in their boat, jet ski, or personal watercraft, and perhaps enjoy some drinks with family or friends. Unfortunately, your day on the water might end with you under arrest for Boating Under the Influence, or “BUI.”

Just like operating a motor vehicle while impaired, BUI is illegal and a very serious charge in Florida. In some respects, it’s even more serious—at least as far as defending the case. Unlike in your car or truck, police do not even need “reasonable suspicion,” let alone probable cause, to think you’ve committed a crime before boarding your vessel. They are permitted to board your boat under the guise of a safety inspection. But those “safety inspections” can turn into BUI investigations very quickly.

If you are charged with Boating Under the Influence, it’s no joking matter. You need an experienced DUI and BUI attorney on your side right away, and you’ll want one with specialized knowledge and training in BUI specifically. I am ready, willing, and able to help navigate you through these choppy waters.

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Additional Services

I handle all varieties of criminal defense, DUI, civil rights and personal injury cases.


In criminal defense, results matter most. I am able to handle a wide variety of criminal matters successfully, including:

  • Traffic Offenses
  • Juvenile
  • Theft
  • Criminal Records
  • Conspiracy
  • DUI
  • Obstruction of Justice
  • Drug Charges
  • Weapons Charges
  • Fraud & White Collar
  • Violent Crimes
  • Appeals
  • Sex Offenses


I began my career as Miami DUI attorney, and have valuable experience protecting individuals facing a DUI charge.

  • DUI Defense Options
  • DUI Penalties
  • Refusing Breath/Blood/Urine
  • Field Sobriety Exercises
  • Intoxilyzer 8000
  • Back on Track (BOT)
  • Boating Under the Influence


My goal is to get involved as early as possible to do everything I can to help you or your loved one.

  • Cultivating/Manufacturing
  • Possession
  • Paraphernalia
  • Sale/Trafficking
  • FL v. Federal
  • Medical Marijuana in Florida


These crimes usually involve a variety of state and federal laws, and they demand the attention to detail I will give them.

  • Accounting Fraud
  • Extortion
  • Bank Fraud
  • Government Fraud
  • Bribery
  • Medicare/Medicaid & Healthcare Fraud
  • Counterfeiting & Forgery
  • Credit Card Fraud
  • Import/Export
  • Embezzlement
  • Breach of Contract
  • Insider Trading
  • Investment Fraud
  • Internet Crimes
  • Mail & Wire Fraud
  • Money Laundering
  • Mortgage Fraud
  • Racketeering


Our rights serve as the bedrock of our democratic society. That’s why when those rights are violated, the violators need to be brought to justice.

  • Civil Rights
  • Civil action for deprivation of rights (42 U.S.C. § 1983)
  • Malicious Prosecution
  • Breach of Contract


The key to success in such cases is not limited to what occured; it is also tied to how you and your lawyer respond.

  • Auto Accidents
  • Negligent Security
  • Slip and Fall
  • Dog Bites
  • Product Liability
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Wrongful death

Whether it is your first run in with the law or simply another misunderstanding, I will tailor a strategy to your unique circumstances.

For help right away, or a free initial consultation, email any time of the day or night, or call 305-938-9939. I answer calls and email 24/7.