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Boating While Intoxicated

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Boating While Intoxicated Lawyer Houston

Boating While Intoxicated (BWI) in Texas is equivalent to Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) charges as far as punishments are concerned. Many people are unaware they are at risk for being charged with a BWI when operating their boat. It is important to know that the same definition of intoxication applies for both charges.

Penalties for BWI are subject but not limited to:

  • First offense (Class B Misdemeanor): 0-180 days in jail and fine up to $2,000;
  • Second offense (Class A Misdemeanor): up to 1 year in jail and fine up to $4,000;
  • Third offense: (3rd degree felony): 2-10 years in prison and fine up to $10,000.

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My first DWI was 20 years ago but apparently still counted against me; my second was in the first part of 2011 and was such a sham that Rick tore their case to shreds. NEVER BLOW folks, NEVER, NEVER, NEVER!!!!!! Would recommend Rick to anyone alive who needed a good attorney.

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