OUI Defense Attorney Serving Mesa, AZ

We defend the rights of the accused throughout Arizona

In the state of Arizona, it is illegal to operate a motorized watercraft, such as a boat, wave runner, Jet Ski, Sea-Doo, or other personal watercraft, while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. The formal charge for this offense is called operating under the influence (OUI), the marine equivalent of driving under the influence (DUI) for road vehicles. Like a DUI charge, an OUI charge can have significant consequences for your life and your career. Building a strong defense is essential, and Brown, Naegle, Crider & Jensen LLC can help.

Founding partner Charlie Naegle is a veteran OUI defense lawyer with extensive experience handling tough cases in Mesa and throughout Arizona. With a deep understanding of Arizona law and a commitment to protecting your legal rights, Charlie and his team will go to work to get you the best possible resolution in this moment of crisis.

Penalties for OUI in Arizona

The penalties and charges you may face for operating a watercraft while intoxicated will vary depending on your level of intoxication and your history of prior offenses. If your blood alcohol content (BAC) registered in excess of 0.08% but less than 0.15%, the penalties you face may include:

First offense (no prior offenses in the last five years):

  • A class 1 misdemeanor charge
  • Up to six months in jail
  • Up to $2,100 in fines

Second offense (within five years):

  • A class 1 misdemeanor charge
  • At least 90 days in jail
  • Up to $2,500 in fines

Third offense (within five years):

  • A possible felony charge
  • At least 6 months in jail
  • Alcohol screening classes
  • Up to $2,500 in fines

If your BAC registers above 0.15%, you may be charged with extreme OUI and face harsher consequences. Regardless of the specifics, however, any OUI offense is a serious matter and must be handled by a skilled legal professional. Charlie Naegle can review the facts of your case and determine the most appropriate course of action to pursue.

Don't let an OUI charge ruin your life. Take charge of this crisis. Contact us online or call 480-378-9000 right away.

3850 E Baseline Rd Suite 112
Mesa, AZ 85206
local phone: (480) 378-9000