Skilled, Knowledgeable Defense For Hunters And Fishers Charged With License Violations
At Martens Law Office, P.C., our attorney is passionate about hunting and fishing. He is just as passionate about fighting for clients charged with criminal offenses – including offenses related to fishing and hunting.
If you’ve been accused of a hunting or fishing license violation or any other matter that runs afoul of the Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG), lawyer Jared B. Martens is ready to protect your rights and freedom. He has over 20 years of legal experience and has earned a reputation for his aggressive client advocacy.
Common Examples Of Idaho Hunting And Fishing License Violations
Mr. Martens defends clients charged with a wide range of license violations, including the following:
Purchasing an incorrect class of license: This could be as simple as buying a hunting or fishing license for Idaho residents when you don’t meet residency requirements. In other cases, someone may intentionally buy the wrong class of license in an attempt to save money.
Hunting with the wrong kind of permit for the weapon being used: Certain areas and times of year are restricted to certain types of hunting (archery, muzzleloaders, etc.). Buying the right kind of permit for where and when you plan to hunt can be confusing, but violating these rules is a finable infraction.
Hunting without a license: This is a serious matter that could be considered poaching in certain circumstances. Needless to say, it is not worth the legal and financial risks to hunt without a license.
Harvesting too many game or fish: Permits and tags exist, in large part, to prevent over-hunting or overfishing. This is another offense that could lead to poaching charges.
Hunting out of season: It is easier to accidentally violate this law than it may seem. Hunting the wrong species or sex of an animal (like a deer) in a certain area can be considered hunting out of season. It is often charged as a misdemeanor that could result in fines, jail time and loss of your hunting license for a year.
If you’ve been charged with one of the offenses listed above or any other license violation, it is important to contact an attorney as soon as reasonably possible.
Work With An Attorney Who Is Also An Avid Hunter And Fisherman
Our firm is based in Boise, and we take fish and game violations cases throughout Idaho. To discuss your charges with an attorney who knows the law and truly understands the sport you love, contact us to schedule a free initial consultation. You can reach out online or call 208-435-1132.