Summertime Means Arizona Boating Tickets, OUI Charges, According to Arizona DUI Lawyers Corso & Rhude Operating under

the influence (OUI) arrests, boating tickets, reckless operation of a watercraft, assault, drinking in public and indecent exposure are common o ccurrences when alcohol is added to summer activities. Scottsdale, AZ, July 26, 2013 -- Summertime is here and as the temperature rises , vacationers will take to the water for a fun way to stay cool. Popular summert ime time activities that start as innocent fun can turn dangerous when alcohol i s involved in the situation. Operating under the influence (OUI) arrests, boating tickets, reckless operation of a watercraft, assault, drinking in public and indecent exposure are common o ccurrences when alcohol is added to summer activities. According to the DUI Foundation, boat operators that have a blood alcohol concen tration level of 0.10% or above are an estimated ten times more likely to die in a boating accident than a sober boater. A few drinks can have much greater phys ical and legal consequences than people realize. Reckless Boating Charges: Not many people are familiar with the laws and regulations that exist when boati ng. Those who find themselves in violation of the law due to reckless operation of a watercraft or operating under the influence face severe consequences. Every ticket or crime committed on a body of water is considered a criminal offense, and though serious jail time may not be associated with certain offenses, indivi duals can be criminally convicted. Out of state boaters in particular do not rea lize when they pay their boating fine, they have owned up to a criminal convicti on. Jail time, suspension of one's license, fines, or revocation of boating priv ileges are all possible consequences boaters may face when breaking the law on t he water. â Boating can be a fun activity as long as boaters realize they have responsibilities ,â said John M. Rhude, Esq. â The attorneys at Corso and Rhude understand that getting ca rried away while on the water is easy to do, so if you find yourself in a boatin g violation situation, we have the knowledge to help protect you.â According to the U.S. Coast Guard Boating Safety Resource Center, alcohol is eve n more hazardous on the water than on land. The marine environment (motion, vibr ation, engine noise, sun, wind and spray) accelerates a drinker's impairment. Th ese stressors cause fatigue that make a boat operator's coordination, judgment a nd reaction time decline even faster when using alcohol. Reckless operation of a watercraft and OUI (operating under the influence) are two of the main categori es of tickets written most on bodies of water because no one anticipates the mar ine conditions accelerating their inebriation. Scorpion Bay Marina, Humbuck Cove, Lake Havasu, the Salt River, Bartlett Lake, S aguaro Lake, Lake Pleasant and the Colorado River are some of the areas where la w enforcement has increased enforcement for boaters and the public. Other Offenses The DUI Foundation states that when a person consumes alcohol, it affects his or her cognitive abilities and judgment. This means that it is difficult to proces s information, assess situations, and make proper decisions. Individuals who are unable to make proper decisions often find themselves in assault, drinking in p ublic and indecent exposure situations. With the increasing number of social gat herings during the summer months, the risk of alcohol consumption leading to leg al trouble increases at a quick rate.

â Assault, indecent exposure and drunk and disorderly charges may seem like minor off enses at the time, but they can affect you negatively later in life,â said Christoph er P. Corso, Esq. â An indecent exposure charge, if not handled correctly, can result in an individual becoming a registered sex offender. No one wants to ruin their reputation and chances for future employment. Our attorneys can help restore yo ur reputation or prevent it from damage in the first place.â Please contact the Law Office of Corso and Rhude today for a free consultation. To schedule a free consultation, please call (480) 471-4616. Corso & Rhude also handles all types of Arizona family law cases, including Ariz ona divorce issues such as child custody, child support, alimony disputes, divor ce mediation, spousal support issues and visitation rights. And the Arizona lawyers are experts at Arizona personal injury and accident case s. From workerâ s compensation claims to Arizona auto accidents, the personal injury lawyers at Corso & Rhude continue to garner positive reviews for their attention to detail and their care and commitment. The experienced attorneys at Corso & Rhude serve clients throughout Arizona, inc luding the cities of Ahwatukee, Avondale, Buckeye, Chandler, El Mirage, Gilbert, Glendale, Goodyear, Mesa, Peoria, Phoenix, Scottsdale, Sun City, Surprise, Temp e, Tolleson and Youngtown. To schedule a free consultation, please visit www.corsorhude.com or call (480) 4 71-4616. The Law Office of Corso & Rhude, PLLC is located at 14500 N. Northsight Blvd., Suite 116 in Scottsdale, Arizona, 85260. Contact: Al Stevens Corso & Rhude 14500 N. Northsight Blvd, Suite 116 Scottsdale, Arizona 85260 480-235-1770 al@stevenspr.com http://crcriminallaw.com boating tickets, watercraft, humbuck cove, lake havasu, bartlett lake

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