It’s no secret that Arizona is one of the toughest states on DUI’s. People know the risks of getting caught drinking and driving and many choose not to do so in fear of the thousands in fines, jail time, alcohol education classes, and court appearances. What many people forget, however, is that you can get a DUI on a boat, otherwise known as an OUI. People head to the lakes all the time to escape the brutal Arizona heat and have a few beers without thinking twice about having a designated driver for the boat. Police officers recognize this and are constantly looking for impaired drivers, especially on the holiday weekends.
Saguaro Lake, Canyon Lake, Lake Bartlett, Apache Lake, Lake Pleasant, Roosevelt Lake, and of course Lake Havasu are some of the most popular summer boating spots in Arizona. Officers are always on patrol on these waterways and can do random stops just to make sure you have all the proper safety equipment on board, which is when many people are surprised with an OUI arrest. If it’s already too late to find a DD and you’ve been charged with an OUI, it’s time to do the smart thing and hire an attorney today.
OUI’s are just as difficult to deal with and just as detrimental to your future as a DUI. If you have been arrested for an OUI, don’t blow it off, you are still facing a criminal charge that is just as severe as a DUI. It is important to hire an attorney who is experienced in handling OUI’s. Although the consequences are just as serious as a DUI, there are many different defenses that can be used to reduce or eliminate the possible consequences of an OUI. Attorney Matthew Lopez is experienced in handling OUI’s throughout the state of Arizona. Turn to an attorney you can trust, and call Matthew Lopez Law today if you have been charged with an OUI.