A Boating Under The Influence Charge Requires Strong Legal Advocacy

With easy access to water, Panama City and Bay County residents frequently enjoy day boats. For some people, socializing on a boat involves alcohol. Just as with driving a car drunk, it is illegal to operate a boat drunk.

If you are stopped by law enforcement officials and charged with boating under the influence (BUI), you can face serious consequences, including jail time. If you cause a boating accident that results in serious injury or death, you can face additional penalties, including a lengthy prison sentence.

Experienced Representation In BUI Cases

At the law firm of Stanley E. Peacock, P.A., our Panama City BUI defense lawyer has more than 30 years of trial experience. As a former prosecutor and public defender, Stan Peacock is highly knowledgeable about the potential paths your case could take and the methods for securing the best possible result on your behalf.

BUI Is Similar To, But Not The Same, As DUI

Attorney Stan Peacock is backed by decades of knowledge and successful results on behalf of his clients. With extensive experience in DUI/DWI law, attorney Peacock can build the solid and winning defense that you need. While a BUI arrest is similar to a DUI arrest, the field sobriety tests differ. Additionally, if you refuse a breath test related to a BUI, you will be fined rather than have your driver's license suspended. If convicted of BUI, you can face punishments that include:

  • Enhanced penalties with any future DUIs
  • Jail time
  • Monetary fines
  • Community service
  • Boat impoundment
  • Probation
  • Alcohol or drug treatment programs

Our law firm will get to know the ins and outs of your case — we will know your story better than anyone in the courtroom. With this knowledge, we can protect your rights and your future.

Contact Our Defense Lawyer If You Are Facing BUI Charges

If you or a loved one was stopped by law enforcement while operating a boat, do not wait to call Stanley E. Peacock, P.A., at 850-215-2112 now to get started on your defense. You can also contact our law firm online.