Boating while intoxicated (BWI) is illegal in New York and can be charged as a misdemeanor or a felony, depending upon the circumstances of the incident. If you have been charged with BWI/BUI in New York, it is important to enlist the services of an experienced defense lawyer. Your right to operate a boat or motor vehicle and your very freedom are at stake.
Attorney Seth Katz and the team at katzlawyers.com handle BWI defense cases for clients throughout the metro area, including the five boroughs of New York City, Nassau County and Suffolk County. Our clients are people who have been arrested for boating while intoxicated on the Long Island Sound, Great South Bay, Shelter Island Sound, Block Island Sound, Gardiners Bay and other New York bodies of water.
Whatever BWI or DWI charges you face, our experienced legal team is prepared to help you avoid the consequences of a conviction.
Contact us today online or by telephone at 212-747-0606 to speak with a knowledgeable New York BWI lawyer.
Fighting BWI Charges in New York
Because boating while intoxicated is the cause of more than a third of boating fatalities, New York police take the issue very seriously. When police observe a person operating a boat in an erratic manner, they may pull over the operator and administer field sobriety and/or chemical tests.
As an experienced trial lawyer, Seth Katz knows effective defense strategies for fighting BWI charges. He will thoroughly investigate all of the circumstances of your BWI arrest to identify weaknesses in the prosecution's case. By applying this effective defense strategy, we are often able to get BWI and DWI charges dismissed. In every case, we seek the most favorable result possible, whether it be dismissal of charges, reduced charges or acquittal.
Contact a Long Island Boating While Intoxicated Attorney
If you have been charged with boating while intoxicated in New York and are looking for a strong legal defense, our law firm is an outstanding choice. The next time a police officer knocks on your window, you should know who your lawyer is: Seth Katz of katzlawyers.com.