How are the penalties for a BUI conviction determined?
The penalties will be based on the specific details of each case. The boater’s blood alcohol content level is just one factor. Other factors include:
Was there property damage?
Were people injured?
If so, how serious were the injuries?
Did the BUI result in anyone’s death?
If the answer to any of those questions was “yes,” the penalties for a BUI conviction may be more serious.
Whether this is your first, second or third BUI offense also affects the penalties you could face. The maximum penalty for a first offense in South Carolina is 90 days in jail and a $1,000 fine.
What’s the legal limit for intoxication?
A blood alcohol concentration of 0.08% or more.