Fish and Game Crimes in Utah
The state of Utah is extremely protective and jealous of the fish, game, and other wildlife that lives within the state, and the state has claimed ownership of all such fish, game, and wildlife. Fish and game crimes are committed when without permission from the state you hunt or fish any wildlife. Failure to hunt and fish without the proper tags, permits, and/or licenses can result in harsh penalties, including felony convictions and their attendant years of prison and/or jail time.
Fish and game crimes do not only apply to those who actual fish and hunt the wildlife but applies to anyone along the chain of commerce from the hunter / fisher to the sellers and purchasers of wildlife illegally obtained. So, if you are a restaurant owner and purchase your venison from someone who obtains the meat without the proper permits and you know it, you may face the same charges as the person who actually kills the deer and sells it.
You can also be charged with a crime if you alter a tag, permit, or license. The list of fish and game crimes is long which is why you need the experience of Utah Defenders on your side if you have been charged with a fish and game crime.
Fish and Game Criminal Defense Attorneys
Utah Defenders, based in Salt Lake City, are experienced criminal defense attorneys and are happy to defend you aggressively against fish and game criminal charges. We can defend you against all types of fish and game crimes including:
- Hunting / Fishing without a license
- Failure to properly tag game
- Failure to properly exhibit license
- Illegal purchase of wildlife
- Trespassing on private land while hunting and fishing
Call, Email, Chat with Us
One of our goals is to make it easy to communicate with us. Call one of our Utah criminal defense attorneys at 801.618.1334 or email us and let’s set up a free consultation to go over your case. You will be happy you have Utah Defenders on your side if facing fish and game criminal charges.