There’s nothing quite like boating on the Lake of the Ozarks! The feel of the sun on your skin, the rush of the wind blowing past you, the delighted shrieks of your children on the inner tube behind your boat… it’s a blissful scene enjoyed by thousands of people every year.
It’s all fun and games until someone gets hurt.
Boating is incredible fun, but it can also be incredibly dangerous. Sometimes, the people who step up to be captains for the day do not understand the great responsibility that comes with their roles. Sometimes, these captains fail to see the harm in enjoying a drink or two while they’re out on the water. And sometimes, these captains cause serious injury to other boaters and swimmers around them.
Boating While Intoxicated – It’s A Crime
Operating an aquatic vessel (boat, cruiser, or PWC) while under the influence of alcohol is not only dangerous – it’s also a serious legal offense. Those convicted of a BWI are subject to punishment by substantial fines as well as a jail time. A BWI will not show up on your Missouri driving record, but it will be on your criminal record and can show up on background checks by your potential employers and others. If you are convincted of a BWI, you will have also have to take a boater’s safety class and reapply for your boating license before you will be allowed to operate a boat again.
Your Trusted BWI Defense Attorneys
Just like any other crime, we encourage anyone who has been charged with a BWI to seek legal representation immediately. The team at Deputy & Mizell, LLC has experience representing clients with all kinds of BWI charges at the Lake of the Ozarks and has a proven track record of success. We may employ a variety of different strategies, but the end goal is always the same: we seek to achieve the most favorable outcome for every one of our clients.
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