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Alcohol and boating don't mix and can lead to criminal charges

Now that the warmer months of the year are here, people are going to head out on the waterways in the area. It is easy for a day of fun in the sun to turn into a day of regret if you are found to be operating a boat while you are under the influence of alcohol.

Boating under the influence is a criminal action that can lead you to lose your driver's license. It can also lead to other penalties, such as time in jail or fines. If you are facing a DWI for boating drunk, you should know that you need to get started on a defense.

What some people don't realize is that being out in the sun can affect how your body reacts to alcohol. This means that if a certain amount of alcohol wouldn't normally affect you might have a huge affect on you when you are out on the water. That change could mean that your blood-alcohol concentration is higher after drinking while in the sun than what it would be if you weren't in the sun.

In addition to the way that alcohol affects your body, you will have to contend with the way that being on the water affects you. Generally, your balance and coordination are affected by the movements of the water that occur naturally. This could mean that even smaller amounts of alcohol impair you in a greater manner than what would occur on dry land.

The fact of the matter is that boating under the influence is illegal. If you are facing criminal charges for operating a boat while you are legally drunk, swift action is necessary to get your defense going.

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