Fish & Wildlife Crimes
The laws governing Fish & Wildlife are complicated and difficult for the unfamiliar. Frankly, someone who is well versed in them can just as easily make a mistake and find themselves in trouble. Whether you wandered into the incorrect area, used the wrong type of equipment, had the wrong license, went out on the wrong day, or took the wrong type of animal, Fish & Wildlife officers will be more than happy to charge you with a crime.
The unfortunate reality is that the Department of Fish & Wildlife acts with little sympathy towards hunters and fishermen who make mistakes. It is extremely important you are careful (beyond simply safety issues) when hunting and fishing. Even if it was an honest mistake by you or someone else’s mistake, you could very easily be facing a criminal charge.
Depending on the charges and facts, you could be facing jail, fines, thousands of dollars in restitution, probation, loss of hunting and fishing privileges, and even forfeiting assets. With consequences so severe, it is important that you contact an attorney as soon as possible. If you had assets seized by officers, there may be strict deadlines that you must meet; otherwise, you risk losing your belongings without even having a chance to fight for them.
At the Law Offices of Jason S. Newcombe, we have experience defending people like you who have been charged with Fish & Wildlife crimes. Call us today for a free consultation with an experienced criminal defense attorney. During your consultation, we'll help you understand your rights and options.<