Is It True Very Few Attorneys Fully Understand Or Even Represent Individuals Who Are Facing Fish And Wildlife Violations?
Very few attorneys have the knowledge or understanding of the laws pertaining to fish and wildlife violations. While a criminal defense attorney may be well-versed in trial practice and procedures, they may fail to understand the interplay between the criminal court system, the impact of a conviction upon one’s ability to hunt and fish, or earn a living as a commercial fisherman or guide. In addition, an attorney unfamiliar with issues that affect those involved in the harvesting of fish and wildlife may not understand the nuances and complexities of the California Fish and Game Commission procedures and process or the collateral consequences of a conviction.
Frequently, some convictions, while very minor, have the consequences of resulting in a revocation or suspension of an individual’s commercial fishing privileges, their guide license, or even their fishing license if they’re just fishing or hunting for recreational purposes. Most attorneys fail to understand what is involved with representing a person accused of a fish and wildlife violation. It is critical that a person accused of a fish and wildlife violation consult with an attorney experienced with these matters.
How Does Your Firm Advocate For The Rights Of Hunters And Fishermen And Fight To Ensure That They’re Justly Represented In State And Federal Wildlife And Game Prosecutions?
My office provides a knowledgeable and aggressive defense based upon decades of experience as a lawyer, sportsman, and commercial fisherman. In addition, my office offers a defense to those accused of fish and wildlife violations in state or federal court and at administrative proceedings before the Fish and Game Commission.