BUI stands for Boating Under the Influence. It is very similar to a DUI and is treated just as seriously. The field sobriety tests given to suspected boaters under the influence are different than those given to drivers. The main reason is that the law enforcement officers often board your boat while it is still in the water. When the boat is in the water and is rocking from the waves, it is very difficult to walk a straight line, so the police came up with other ways to test your coordination. These tests as well as the breathalyzer are optional, and you should always ask to speak with an attorney before talking to any law enforcement. Call Fort Lauderdale DUI Defense Attorney Grant Schwarz to begin building a case against your charges.