Hunting & Wildlife Crime Attorneys in Salt Lake City
Safeguarding Your Ability to Hunt & Fish
Hunters and those charged with a wildlife crime may not realize that they broke the law until law enforcement approaches them. There are many actions that qualify as hunting and wildlife crimes, and people often dig themselves into more trouble by talking to the police or a ranger without an attorney. A hunting crime is not a small legal infraction – it can lead to expensive fines, loss of hunting rights, and possible jail time.
At Lokken & Putnam, P.C., our Salt Lake City wildlife crime attorneys represent people across Utah charged with hunting crimes. We are committed to defending your rights in negotiations and in the courtroom. Our skilled criminal defense lawyers can fight for a favorable outcome that lets you maintain your hunting rights.
Contact us online or at (801) 829-9783 to request a consultation. We look forward to discussing your case.
Defending a Wide Range of Wildlife Crimes
With so much wildlife here in Utah, the government has implemented several laws in an attempt to protect it. The problem is that many people unknowingly violate these laws, failing to realize until it is too late.
At Lokken & Putnam, P.C., we represent clients charged with poaching, hunting, and wildlife crimes in state and federal court, including:
- Hunting or fishing without a license
- Guiding hunting tours without an outfitter license
- Hunting protected wildlife out of season
- Recklessly destroying protected wildlife or abandoning a carcass
- Trespassing and taking protected wildlife
- Interfering with or disrupting a legal hunt
Some hunting crimes can qualify as a third-degree felony and can carry jail time and thousands of dollars in fees. A hunting crime conviction may cause you to not only lose your ability to hunt in Utah but also in the majority of U.S. states because of the Interstate Wildlife Violator Compact.
The law calculates the fines for illegally hunted animals on a per-animal basis. This means that if you hunted several protected animals, your fines can add up to thousands of dollars.
We Can Defend Your Hunting Rights
Our Salt Lake City hunting and wildlife crime attorneys are assertive defenders of our clients' rights and skilled courtroom defenders. We empower our clients with the knowledge to understand the law and make decisions about their case. Our attorneys are happy to answer your questions during a consultation and give you valuable information about your case.
To schedule your appointment, call (801) 829-9783 or contact us online.
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