Kansas City Lawyer Experienced In Boating While Intoxicated

Missouri law prohibits boating while intoxicated (BWI) or boating under the influence (BUI) of alcohol, drugs, controlled substances or any combination of drugs and alcohol. Whether a person is behind the wheel of a boat or a regular vehicle, the law states that a BAC of .08 percent or higher is sufficient evidence of intoxication.

If you are facing the implications for BWI or BUI on Smithville Lake or any of Missouri's waterways, it is important to act quickly. With decades of experience helping people fight various types of drunk driving charges, I can help you. You can call me, attorney Jeff Eastman of the Law Office of Keleher & Eastman, at 816-452-6030 for an appointment.

Defending Your Rights, Protecting Your Future

I am dedicated to defending your rights and protecting your future. I will examine every aspect of your case, looking for a successful defense strategy against intoxicated boating charges. I have extensive experience and training in issues relating to breath and blood testing. Whenever possible, I will seek to suppress the results of these tests or challenge them in the trial.

My clients benefit from my extensive experience and resources. I have a network of professionals, including field sobriety experts, toxicologists, pharmacologists and ophthalmologists who can help me develop and build a strong case to confront the government's allegations against you.

Intoxicated Boating Is A Serious Criminal Charge

If convicted of boating while intoxicated, you will face criminal consequences that parallel the penalties for a DWI/DUI:

  • A first offense is a class B misdemeanor.
  • A second offense in five years is a class A misdemeanor.
  • A third offense in a lifetime is a class D felony.

Charges related to alleged drunk boating are serious, and you could find yourself facing penalties that could alter the course of your life. As an experienced criminal defense lawyer, I will take your case seriously, vigorously fighting to protect your future interests.

The Legal Advocate You Deserve

A conviction carries the potential for jail time and fines. It stays on your record forever. If you are serious about obtaining the best possible outcome in your BWI or DWI case, call my Gladstone office at 816-452-6030 or email to make an appointment.