The Villages, FL asked in Admiralty / Maritime and DUI / DWI for Florida

Q: I was arrested and 92 for a DUI in Hawaii I was in the Marine corps it was maritime do I still have to pay that fine

1 Lawyer Answer
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Maritime Law Lawyer
  • Little Neck, NY

A: It isn't fully clear what is meant when you say this matter was maritime. If by "maritime" you mean it involved operating a vessel under the influence, it could be what many states call Boating While Intoxicated (or some jurisdictions use Boating While Ability Impaired, where there is a lower blood alcohol concentration). If that's the case, reach out to a DUI attorney in Hawaii who handles BWIs. You probably don't need to get a maritime attorney involved unless it involved a collision with another vessel or other type of accident. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

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