DUI Boating (Harbors and Navigation Code 655(c)) 


Elements of Harbors and Navigation Code 655(c)

The District Attorney must prove that the

  1.  Defendant operated a vessel, water skis, an aquaplane, or similar device and
  2. The defendant had a blood alcohol content of .08% or more.

Defenses to Harbors and Navigation Code 655(c)

Many of the same defensed applicable to DUI are applicable to Boating under the influence.


Consequences of a Boating Under the Influence

The DMV does not suspend your license for a boating under the influence.  You may be subject to a fine and jail time, but in no event more than six months.