Fish & Wildlife Violations
Regulations relating to Fish & Wildlife are some of the most confusing and unforgiving in Everett, Washington. Most people who are accused of a violation are in their position due to an honest mistake. Unfortunately, Fish & Wildlife officers have very little sympathy and are typically not merciful. They will forward to the prosecutor every possible violation they can come up with.
In some instances, they will even try to take your possessions by way of civil forfeiture. If they believe you used one of your possessions during the commission of a Fish & Wildlife crime, they will seize it. If this is happening to you, it is important to contact an attorney immediately. There are deadlines to respond to the seizure so do not wait otherwise you might lose your right to fight the seizure.
A conviction for a Fish & Wildlife crime can result in jail, fines, probation, loss of hunting and fishing rights, thousands of dollars of restitution (beyond just the fine), and seized property. If you have questions about what you are currently facing, do not hesitate to give our Everett office a call. We are more than happy to discuss your situation and what you can do moving forward.