Orlando, FL, August 31, 2018 --(PR.com
)-- 33rd Street Bail Bonds in Orlando, Florida encourages the general public to exercise caution this Labor Day weekend and to drink responsibly. Russ Pacala, owner of 33rd Street Bail Bonds stated, "Drinking and driving, particularly drinking while operating a watercraft, is a very common violation. We see hundreds of arrests every year on Labor Day weekend that are associated with drinking and boating. Just because people are on the water and not on the roadways doesn't mean you shouldn't still drink responsibly. The laws still apply even when you're on the water."
Florida law prohibits operating a vessel while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. The law defines vessel as all watercraft, barge, and airboat, other than a seaplane on the water, used or capable of being used as a means of transportation on water. A person can be convicted of boating under the influence for operating a vessel while affected to the extent that the person’s normal faculties are impaired by drugs, alcohol, or a combination of the two, or having a blood or breath alcohol concentration of .08% or greater.
The penalties for a Florida BUI, like a DUI, depend on numbers of factors, including whether the operator has prior BUI or DUI convictions or had an excessive blood alcohol content. Other factors include if they had a person under 18 years old in the vessel at the time of the offense, caused or contributed to an accident involving property damage, injury, or death.
Florida penalties for DUI or BUI can range from $500 to $1,000 for the first conviction, 50 hours of community service, probation, license revocation and not more than 6 months in prison. As the number of previous convictions and blood alcohol content increase so do the amounts for fines and well as prison time.
The bail bondsmen at 33rd Street Bail Bonds encourages consumers to contact them if they have a need to bond from jail. Their bondsmen are available year-round, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. For more information consumers are encouraged to visit online at http://bailorlando.com/ or call 407-425-7200 or 407-425-3303. Their experienced bail bondsmen will walk defendants through the bail bond process and offer an empathetic ear. They have been helping clients since 1971 in Orlando, MetroWest, Pine Hills, Maitland, Conway, Windermere, Winter Park,Casselberry, Longwood, Sanford and Lake Mary, Florida. 33rd Street Bail Bonds is licensed to bail clients out of jails throughout Central Florida including those jails in Orange, Seminole, Lake, Volusia and Osceola counties. Defendants wanting fast bail now always rely on 33rd Street Bail Bonds located 4 minutes west of Orange County Jail at 2480 33rd Street, Orlando, FL 32839.
33rd Street Bail Bonds is available to bond clients from jail for a variety of charges including domestic violence, drugs, drug paraphernalia, operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license, tax evasion, theft, assault, battery and much more. Friends and family members of a defendant are also encouraged to call for updates on their loved ones or to inquire about the bail bonds process. For more information or to follow the 33rd Street Bail Bonds blog consumers are asked to visit online at http://bailorlando.com/blog/.