The State of Utah takes hunting and fishing violations very seriously. If you have been charged with poaching or another wildlife violation, you need to speak with a defense lawyer. A conviction has harsh penalties, including steep fines and the loss of your hunting and fishing privileges.
At the Law Offices of David Paul White and Associates, we represent individuals charged with hunting and fishing violations in Utah’s state and federal forests. We provide experienced, aggressive defense against state and federal charges.
The Penalties Can Be Severe
The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources (DWR) law enforcement can stop you and request to see your hunting or fishing licenses, permits and tags. The DWR may charge you with committing, aiding or assisting crimes such as:
- Hunting or fishing without a license
- Failure to tag game properly
- Failure to stop at roadblocks
You can be charged with a misdemeanor or felony, depending on the specifics of the offense. Conviction many includes penalties such as jail sentences. You may also be required to make restitution payments for trophy animals, ranging from $2,000 for pronghorn antelope to $30,000 for bighorn sheep. In addition, you can lose your hunting and fishing license privileges in Utah and other states.
We will investigate the charges against you and examine the state’s evidence. The firm provides representation for Utah residents as well as for people from other states who were charged with hunting or fishing violations in Utah.
Contact a Salt Lake City Defense Attorney
If you have been charged with a hunting or poaching violation, it is crucial to seek representation from an experienced defense lawyer. Attorney David Paul White of counsel & Daniel Matern have successfully represented countless clients for more than 25 years. They place a high priority on protecting the rights of each client and looking out for their best interests. To learn more, please call 801-266-4114 to schedule a free consultation. The firm has offices in Salt Lake City and St. George.