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If I am responsible for a boating accident what types of penalties can I face?

Responsible For A Boating Accident

Liable parties in boating accidents might face both civil and criminal liability. A civil case can be filed by injured victims or the owners of another vessel who sustain damages. Criminal charges are filed by federal, state or local authorities for boating under the influence, reckless operation, and gross negligence. These convictions result in fines and possible jail time depending on the severity of the case.

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