Appanoose County, Iowa- A GRL Law client was charged with Boating While Intoxicated (BWI), Second Offense. A conviction for BWI 2nd offense results in a minimum fine of $1,000, seven days in county jail, completing a substance abuse evaluation and completing all recommended treatment, and a loss of the person’s boating privileges for two years. […]
The answer to this question is simple. Nothing! Invoke GRL Law’s trademarked phrase – Shut up, wise up, lawyer up. Do not say anything, do not do anything, talk to a lawyer first. You cannot be required to answer questions. You cannot be required to perform the boating field sobriety testing – referred to by law […]
Boaters are often pulled over on the water by Department Natural Resources Conservation Officers to ensure that all the safety equipment regulations are being complied with. These so-called “safety-checks” can result in additional investigations and charges such as boating while intoxicated if the officer’s suspicions are triggered during that inspection.