Happy Fourth of July! As a part of the effort to keep individuals from boating under the influence, the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Department has created Operation Dry Dock. This is an effort which will involve stationing authorities at various docks at the popular lakes in the Tampa area. The police officers will watch to make sure that no boaters are bringing alcohol onto their vessels or appear to be intoxicated while driving their watercraft.
In addition to Operation Dry Dock, which will take place from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., the police department will have a saturation patrol in Districts II and III. The saturation patrol will be in effect from 10:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m. the next day. The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office is willing to make an effect to protect individuals from DUI accidents over the Fourth of July holiday. The authorities want locals to enjoy time with their families and friends and avoid the possibility of a terrible accident.
If you have been arrested for boating under the influence or driving under the influence in the Tampa area, then you need to contact an attorney at Thomas & Paulk promptly for representation. When the police are actively searching for intoxicated drivers and boaters, there is higher likelihood that they may make a mistake and charge an innocent individual with the crimes of a BUI or a DUI.
You will want to discuss your offense with a Thomas & Paulk attorney today to see if you can receive relief from your case. Operation Dry Dock will be going on throughout the rest of the summer and will be an effort to show that BUIs are unacceptable in the Tampa area and will be punished accordingly. If you want more information about BUIs then you can discuss your case with a Thomas & Paulk attorney today!