Nebraska law prohibits being in “actual physical control” of a motorboat or personal watercraft while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Generally, the term “motorboat” includes “any watercraft propelled in any respect by machinery, including watercraft temporarily equipped with detachable motors.” And “personal watercraft” generally refers to all types of jet skis.
A person can be convicted of boating under the influence (BUI) for being in actual physical control of a motorboat or jet ski while:
So, a BUI conviction can be based on actual impairment from drugs or alcohol or BAC concentration.
The consequences of a Nebraska BUI depend on the circumstances of the case. But generally the possible penalties are:
The specific penalties, within these ranges, a person can expect for a BUI conviction just depend on the circumstances of the case.
If you’ve been arrested for or charged with boating under the influence in Nebraska, get in contact with an experienced BUI attorney. The facts of every case are different. A good BUI attorney should be able to explain how the law applies to the facts of your case and help you decide on your best course of action.