Category «Boats, Planes, Bikes»

Cycling Under the Influence (CUI)

Cycling Under the Influence (CUI)

Many bicyclists are unaware that riding a bike under the influence of alcohol or drugs is a crime in California. A bicyclist convicted for cycling under the influence faces a fine of $250 – considerably less than the punishment for driving a vehicle under the influence of alcohol. However, there’s no reason not to fight …

Special Considerations for FAA License Holders

Special Considerations for FAA License Holders

Anyone who holds a pilot’s license issued by the Federal Aviation Administration who is arrested for Driving Under the Influence (DUI) / Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) is required to report any criminal conviction or DMV administrative action to the FAA. The following actions must be reported to the FAA within 60 days: DUI / DWI …

Flying Under the Influence (FUI / FWI) Punishment

Flying Under the Influence Punishment

Flying under the influence, or FUI / FWI, is a serious crime that carries the potential for imprisonment, fines, and suspension or revocation of a pilot’s license. Because the penalties for FUI / FWI can be so severe, anyone charged with flying under the influence should consult with a California criminal defense attorney experienced in …

Flying Under the Influence

Flying Under the Influence

A pilot who flies any aircraft, either commercial or private, under the influence of alcohol or drugs can be charged with flying under the influence, or FUI / FWI. Pilots who fly under the influence can be charged under federal and/or state law, and the potential penalties are severe. Anyone charged with FUI / FWI …

Boating Under the Influence (BUI) Punishment

Boating Under the Influence (BUI) Punishment

Many boaters are unaware that is illegal to operate a boat while under the influence of alcohol or drugs in every state. This law pertains to nearly all boats, from sailboats to cruise ships. Boating under the influence, also known as BUI / BWI, is a serious charge that carries substantial penalties. Anyone arrested on …

How BUI / BWI Cases are Investigated

How BUI BWI Cases are Investigated

Many recreational boaters are unaware that operating a vessel under the influence of alcohol is a serious crime. Investigators employ many of the same tests used in DUI cases to investigate BUI / BWI, including chemical tests and field sobriety tests. Anyone arrested on suspicion of BUI / BWI should consult with a California attorney …

Boating Under the Influence (BUI)

Boating Under the Influence (BUI)

Many individuals enjoy recreational boating, but are unaware that boating under the influence of alcohol is a crime. A conviction for boating under the influence carries serious penalties, including jail time and fines. Anyone facing a charge of boating under the influence of alcohol or drugs should consult with a California criminal defense attorney experienced …

Motorcycling Under the Influence

Motorcycling Under the Influence

Driving Under the Influence (DUI) / Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) cases involving motorcyclists are treated in much the same way as drunk driving cases involving other vehicles. A motorcyclist arrested for DUI / DWI will face two separate cases – in criminal court and at the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). A California attorney experienced …

Operating Motorcycles, Boats, Planes and Bicycles While Under the Influence of Alcohol or Drugs

Operating Motorcycles Boats Planes and Bicycles While Under the Influence of Alcohol or Drugs

Driving Under the Influence (DUI) / Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) cases involving motorcycles, boats, planes and bicycles share many similarities with drunk driving arrests involving other vehicles. However, there are also notable differences. Boating, flying and bicycling under the influence are separate offenses under California law. Each offense carries significant consequences, but can be effectively …

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