Hunting and Fishing Without a License in Utah
It’s very simple: if you want to hunt or fish in Utah, with very few exceptions, you must have a license or permit to do so or risk being charged with a fish and game crime. Hunting and fishing without a license or proper permit in Utah is illegal and you can be charged with a class B misdemeanor and face up to six months in jail.
The Division of Wildlife Resources (DWR) has its own law enforcement officers who are responsible for enforcing the Utah laws dealing with the preservation, hunting, and fishing of wildlife. The DWR can also appoint special deputies to act temporarily with all of the powers of full time DWR law enforcement officers. The DWR may appoint special deputies during the fall hunt or other times when more people are engaged in fishing and hunting activities.
Anytime a DWR officer wants to see your license, tag, or permit, you have to show them, by state law. If you fail to show the proper license, tag, or permit the DWR officer can charge you with a fish and game crime and require you to defend yourself against criminal charges in court.
Protection Against Fishing and Hunting Criminal Charges
If you have been charged with hunting or fishing without a license Utah Defenders, Utah’s criminal defense law firm, is the law firm you should call for protection against such charges. We are experienced criminal defense attorneys and know how to deal with the DWR. Contact us today to talk to one of our attorneys.
We offer free consultations and would welcome your call or email so that we can get started on your defense. Local call – 801.618.1334. Find out how Utah Defenders can defend you. We welcome calls and emails 24 hours a day.