Boating While Intoxicated (BWI)
The State of Texas has more inland waterways and lakes than any other state in the U.S. With all these natural resources, it’s no wonder that boating is a popular pastime throughout Texas. Anyone who’s operated a boat in Texas knows that law enforcement is constantly on the lookout for boaters who have been drinking. That is why it is so critical that you know your rights if you are charged with BWI (Boating While Intoxicated).
Law enforcement in Central and South Texas treat BWI just as severely as DWI (Driving While Intoxicated). As a matter of fact, the charges for BWI offenses are the same as DWI offenses, including jail time, criminal charges, license suspension and massive fines. If you’ve been accused of BWI on Canyon Lake, Lake Buchanan or Lake Austin, your first call should be to The Law Office of Sam H. Lock.
Sam Lock represents clients who have been accused of BWI in San Antonio, Austin, Del Rio, El Paso, Midland, Pecos and Waco. He understands how frustrating it can be to have Texas Parks & Wildlife officials field test you for sobriety while you’re just enjoying a relaxing day on the water. Most people don’t realize that these authorities don’t even need probable cause to pull your boat over and investigate for BWI.
BWI charges can have serious repercussions if you have to go to jail or lose your license. Don’t get caught in the court system without experienced representation. Attorney Sam Lock knows how to successfully argue against a BWI charge and can help you avoid a criminal record and the associated legal consequences.
Call today to set up an initial consultation with attorney Sam Lock. There are two offices for your convenience. You can reach the San Antonio office at 210-226-0965 or you can call the Seguin office at 830-372-1522.