The Oklahoma legislature recently passed a new law that targets operators of boats and watercraft. The new law lowers the legal blood alcohol limit from 0.10 to 0.08 percent.
With this new blood alcohol law in place authorities are strengthening their warnings and advising people to drink responsibly on the water to avoid boating accidents and DUI offenses. The police and park rangers will be paying more attention to boaters operating under the influence and you may soon find yourself facing charges.
Alcohol and the effects when boating.
Things to consider when drinking and boating are dehydration, sun exposure, excessive motion or even boating at night can highly impact the effect of alcohol consumption on your body. These aspects will promote poor coordination, enhanced inattention and delayed reaction time.
If you are an avid boater who enjoys a cold drink on a hot day and you find yourself in trouble with law you will need an experienced Oklahoma DUI attorney. At Gorospe and Smith we handle the highest percentage of Tulsa DUI cases and our Tulsa attorneys can help you if you have been charged with a DUI for operating watercraft or a boat or any motor vehicle DUI charge.
Some DUI offenses do not end at a simple arrest for operating a vehicle on the water. In some cases you may be involved in an accident where somebody was mildly hurt, critically injured or even killed. These unfortunate events do happen and when they do you may need reliable legal representation. Tulsa personal injury attorneys Gorospe & Smith are experienced criminal defense lawyers. An experienced Tulsa attorney can help you protect your rights and represent you in court to defend you against charges incurred from the boating accident.
If you or someone you know needs legal representation by means of an experienced DUI attorney or criminal defense lawyer in Tulsa or surrounding areas call Gorospe and Smith’s Tulsa legal services for a free initial consultation. Our experienced Tulsa attorneys will seek the justice you deserve.
Are you a victim of a boating accident?
The Tulsa personal injury lawyers at Gorospe and Smith can also help you if you are a victim of a boating accident. Our Tulsa accident attorneys represent people that have been injured by someone else in a boating accident. Our Tulsa lawyers help their clients get their medical bills paid, recover lost wages and recover compensation for the pain and suffering following an accident due to another boater’s negligence.