Many hunting and fishing offenses are honest errors. But ignorance of the law is not an excuse if you are accused of poaching or other violations of Utah wildlife regulations. With the potential for harsh penalties, including jail, confiscation of firearms, and loss of hunting privileges, you need experienced legal representation.
The fish and game law firm of Greg S. Law,, handles all violations prosecuted by the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources in Weber County and surrounding communities. Our mission is to uphold your rights and exhaust your defenses to limit any adverse consequences of the charges against you.
If you are accused of poaching or other hunting offenses in the state of Utah, contact our Salt Lake City attorneys for a knowledgeable and vigorous defense. We can represent residents of other states charged with crimes in Utah.
Aggressive Defense Against Utah Fish And Wildlife Violation Charges
The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources is aggressive and sometimes overzealous in its efforts to stop poaching of big game, upland game, waterfowl and fish. Unfortunately, that means that many hunters and anglers who are innocent or who unknowingly violated the law are prosecuted as poachers.
We can defend anyone accused of:
Hunting or fishing without a license
Taking big game without a permit or tag
Taking game out of season
Exceeding allotments or bag limits
Baiting or shining deer or elk
Hunting outside of a designated zone
Trespassing on private or restricted government lands
Shooting and firearms violations
Other hunting violations
Harsh Penalties For Poaching Convictions
The penalties for a poaching conviction may include jail time, fines and restitution, confiscation of hunting equipment and the loss of hunting privileges. Utah is a member of the Interstate Wildlife Violator Compact, which means that you would be unable to obtain a hunting or fishing license in 40 other states.
Utah’s mandatory minimum restitution for killing or possessing protected big game is staggering: $2,000 for pronghorn; $6,000 for bison, moose or mountain goats; up to $8,000 for deer or elk (trophy specimens); and $30,000 for bighorn sheep.
Call A Knowledgeable Utah Hunting Defense Attorney Today
Call Greg S. Law, at 801-261-6228 local or Toll Free: 888-784-3554
To schedule a free consultation with a Utah poaching offense lawyer, call either of the numbers above or e-mail us with a brief message. We also accept major credit cards.
While this website provides general information, it does not constitute legal advice. The best way to get guidance on your specific legal issue is to contact a Utah Criminal Defense Lawyer, Greg S. Law. To schedule a meeting with Greg, please call or complete the intake form below.
Greg S. Law, provides aggressive criminal defense representation in the Salt Lake City area and throughout the state of Utah, including cities such as Ogden, Provo, Park City, Sandy, Orem, Heber, Vernal, Duchesne, Roosevelt, Tooele, West Valley City, West Jordan, Kearns, Murray, Cottonwood Heights, Layton, Kaysville, Farmington, Centerville, Bountiful, Price, Moab, Cedar City and St. George. Salt Lake County ∙ Davis County ∙ Weber County ∙ Utah County ∙ Summit County (UT)