It is not only illegal to operate your typical motor vehicle, such as a car or truck, while you are under the influence of drugs or alcohol; it is also illegal to operate a boat or other watercraft on any waterway when you are intoxicated. Doing so can result in similar charges as driving drunk. If you have a blood alcohol content of .08 or higher, or if you are a minor and have a blood alcohol content of .02 or higher, you may face boating under intoxication charges in Virginia. Law enforcement officials are authorized to stop watercraft to make sure their drivers are safe enough to be on the water. A DUI can be costly, not only monetarily, but in other ways as well.
You may face the loss of a job or close relationships as you fight fines and possible jail time. You may have to rely on public transportation or other people for rides to go anywhere. You need an experienced Virginia DWI attorney who understands both the medical and scientific concepts so he can research and properly defend you. Call the experienced Virginia DUI attorneys at the Law Offices of Patrick N. Anderson and Associates today for your free, initial consultation.