Boating While Intoxicated Lawyer Houston Area
A BWI attorney is prepared to protect your rights
With Lake Conroe a short distance off I-45 and a straight shot from Houston Area and The Woodlands Area, boating is a popular recreational activity in the Montgomery County area. Boating does carry its share of risks, including being arrested for boating while intoxicated, or BWI. These cases are serious and require attention from an experienced Conroe boating while intoxicated attorney.
If you are operating a boat while intoxicated in the Greater Houston area, law enforcement officers will treat you the same way they treat someone who is driving a car drunk. A BWI is just like a DWI and carries the same consequences. In fact, you may be surprised to find out that law enforcement officials can stop your boat and come aboard without probable cause.
So if Texas Parks & Wildlife officials see people partying on your boat on the San Jacinto River, or notice people quietly having cocktails on Lake Houston or Lake Woodlands while you're at the helm, they will likely investigate your condition. If they suspect you are a drunk boat captain, they can take you to shore for the same field sobriety tests you’d take after being pulled over in your car.
The consequences for being an inebriated boat owner who is piloting a waterborne vessel are virtually the same as for DWI. You may face the following penalties:
- License suspension
- Criminal charges
- Jail time
How a BWI defense lawyer in Montgomery County, Texas can help
If you think you were unfairly arrested for BWI in Houston, The Woodlands, or Montgomery County, call 1-800-395-5951 right away. Joseph LaBella & Associates may be able to help you fight your BWI arrest. Call our office for a free case review. You can count on Attorney Joe LaBella, an experienced Conroe BWI lawyer.
A BWI can have a serious impact on your future. Just like a drunk driving conviction, a BWI conviction may lead to a license suspension, criminal charges, fines and even a jail sentence. An experienced BWI defense lawyer serving The Woodlands Area, Conroe, Houston Area and Montgomery County can help.
Contact Joseph LaBella & Associates
Attorney LaBella is familiar with state laws as well as boating regulations in Texas. If you are arrested, you will need to know your rights. Attorney LaBella can discuss your options. He has experience helping clients obtain dismissals, acquittals and deferred judgments. Talk to a lawyer you can trust. Call Joe today or complete the online contact form.