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Lake Havasu No Wake Zone Penalties

Criminal Violation in Lake Havasu

Believe it or not, it is a crime to create a wake in a no wake zone. This means, if you are cited by the game and Fish for the Mojave County Sheriff’s office for creating a wake in a no wake zone, you are now facing a misdemeanor violation. So, what is a misdemeanor violation? There are two types of criminal offenses, misdemeanors, and felonies. Creating a wake in a no wake zone is a misdemeanor. Misdemeanors carry a maximum fine of $2500 plus 83% surcharge and six months in jail. While it is unlikely that you are going to get six months in jail or even any jail at all, you surely do not want to have a misdemeanor criminal conviction on your record.  In some states, after a certain amount of time has passed, a criminal conviction will fall off your record. Unfortunately, Arizona is not one of the states. Once you’re charged and convicted of a criminal misdemeanor, the misdemeanor will forever be on your record.

The good news, the lawyers at my office are experienced in handling all types of boating offenses in Lake Havasu. Our main goal is to prevent you from having a criminal conviction on your record. Our track record for getting these cases dismissed is incredibly high. Most of our clients are from California. If you are a California resident or a resident in any other state besides Arizona, there is a good chance that we can resolve this case in not only a dismissal but also prevent you from having to return to Lake Havasu. Hiring our law office to represent you for creating a wake in a no wake zone is the smart thing to do. We could not make this process any easier for our clients. If your main goal is to prevent having a criminal conviction on your record, we are the law firm for you. Please call our experienced boating law attorneys at (928) 714-7032 free a evaluation on how we can increase the chances of getting your case dismissed.