Boating Under The Influence May Put You In Orange County Jail

Summer is here! One of the great joys of summer is being able to take your boat out on the water. While most boating adventures end up being fun and safe, there are instances where that is not the case.

Did you know that Florida leads the country in boating fatalities and that around 1/3 of these fatalities are caused by alcohol use? Boating under the influence (BUI) is a serious crime in Florida. Our staff at 33rd Street Bail Bonds wants you to know that boating under the influence can result in fines, jail time, and a criminal record. According to the state of Florida, “it is illegal to operate any vessel while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. A vessel is defined as all watercraft, barge, airboat, other than a seaplane on the water, used or capable of being used as a means of transportation on the water.”

There are plenty of dangers when drinking while on a boat. Alcohol impairs judgment, coordination, balance, vision, and cognitive abilities. While it is not illegal to consume alcoholic beverages while on a boat, it is illegal to operate the boat while under the influence. Boating under the influence puts the boat operator, passengers, and others on the water at great risk.

Florida has stiff penalties for boating under the influence.

These include: fines, possible jail time, community service, losing your boating license, having your boat impounded, being required to take an alcohol course, and having a criminal record. Don’t take the chance! If you wish to drink, then designate a driver for the day!

How Does 33rd Street Bail Bonds Help Defendants?

33rd Street Bail Bonds provides bail for clients facing numerous charges including BUI, DUI, drug trafficking, domestic violence, theft, assault, and more. To start the bail bond process, please call 407-425-7200. Our bail bond agents are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days of the year.

All of our bail bond agents are experienced and knowledgeable. They can help you navigate the ins and outs of the bail bond process and the criminal justice system. They can answer questions that you may have, explain the bail bond process, assist with paperwork, and lend an empathetic ear.

Our Orlando bail bond office is just minutes away from the Orange County Jail. We serve all of Central Florida including those residing in Orange, Seminole, Volusia, Osceola, and Lake counties. We can help you too!

We are family owned and operated since 1971 and are the oldest bail bond agency in Central Florida. Count on our experience to help you and we can explain how bail bonds work. Please call us today at 407-425-7200!