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BWI (boating while intoxicated)

Boating and drinking alcohol are never a good mix. According to the American Boating Association, alcohol is involved in approximately 34% of all boating fatalities each year. It’s no wonder New York State laws regarding boating while intoxicated (BWI) have gotten tougher. Get help from an experienced BWI, boating while intoxicated attorney today.

Here are some drug- and alcohol-related charges that can result in boating while intoxicated penalties:

  • BWI (Boating While Intoxicated): Operator has a Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) of .08 or higher or other evidence of intoxication. Operator of a public vessel has a Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) of .04 or higher or other evidence of intoxication.
  • BWAI-Drug (Boating While Ability Impaired by the Use of a Drug): Operator shows evidence of impairment due to a drug other than alcohol.
  • BWAI (Boating While Ability Impaired by Alcohol): Operator has a Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) of .06 BAC to .07 BAC and/or other evidence of impairment by alcohol.
  • BWI Chemical Test Refusal: Operators who refuse to submit to a chemical test will suffer a revocation of boating privileges for at least six months and will have to pay a civil penalty of at least $200.

The attorneys at The Law Offices of Rubinstein, Zeh and Associates are committed to forming a vigorous defense on behalf of individuals who stand accused of such DWI crimes such as DWI with injury or a DWI charge of vehicular assault or DWI vehicular manslaughter. Our attorneys have in-depth knowledge of your rights, and the potential penalties that may arise and the possible weaknesses in the charges against you; such as improper testing equipment, inaccurate field sobriety tests or an illegal search and seizure.

At the Law Offices of Rubinstein, Zeh and Associates, we understand that no two cases are alike. The lawyers at The Law Offices of Rubinstein, Zeh and Associates have many years of experience handling DWI cases. The attorneys at the law offices of Rubinstein, Zeh and Associates can help you navigate through the DWI criminal defense process, and make it easily manageable in your time of need. Our attorneys are not only trained in handling simple DWI or DWAI matters, we take care of complex DWI defense litigation in Nassau County, Suffolk County, Queens County, Bronx, Westchester, Richmond County, Manhattan and Brooklyn Kings County New York.


If you or a loved one has been charged in New York with driving while intoxicated (DWI) or driving while ability impaired (DWAI), you need a skilled and experienced criminal defense lawyer. We have successfully handled misdemeanor and felony DWI cases. We have also represented those charged with chemical test refusals (e.g. refusing to give a breath, blood or urine sample) both in the courts and at DMV hearings. Our lawyers have assisted countless people in obtaining hardship driver licenses and conditional driver licenses.


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If you, or a loved one, have been charged with driving while intoxicated, or driving while ability impaired, in the state of New York do yourself a favor and call our experienced criminal defense lawyers for a free consultation at 1-800-960-1529 or visit us online. We will use our experience, knowledge, aggressiveness and tenaciousness to get you the best possible results. Our lawyers offer reasonable rates, payment plans, and accept all major credit cards.


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