Legal Counsel Makes Sense For Hunting And Fishing Violations
Minnesotans and people who visit Minnesota love to take advantage of the state’s numerous outdoor activities, including fishing and hunting. The state’s Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has established numerous fish and game regulations and there are federal regulations to be aware of as well.
Knowing the rules that apply to hunting, trapping, fishing and similar activities is important. Violating DNR rules can result in substantial fines, revocation of your hunting or fishing license, and even revocation of your firearms or other property.
CJB Law provides effective and experienced defense counsel against a wide range of hunting and fishing violations, including poaching, hunting game animals out of season or importing protected species. We have a thorough understanding of DNR rules and know how to develop effective defense strategies.
A DNR Charge Is Serious
It is important to understand that these are criminal charges. As such, you have the right to defend yourself. The worst thing to do is ignore a ticket or an order to appear in court. From our experience, that only pushes the problem further down the road, and it is a bigger problem once you do ultimately address it. Failure to respond to a DNR citation can result in a warrant for your arrest.
At the same time, it is often the wrong step to simply pay a fine that is attached to a ticket or citation. This is usually viewed as admission of guilt, and there may be consequences beyond the fine. For example, conviction of a fish or game violation in Minnesota may result in loss of your right to hunt or fish in a neighboring state or in Canada.