Possession/Transportation Without A Proxy Statement
A proxy statement is a special form that allows a hunter or fisherman to transfer possession of their legally harvested game meat to someone else. Not having one can put you in a difficult legal position, and the Idaho Department of Fish and Game can be unforgiving.
As an enthusiastic hunter and fisherman, our attorney, Jared B. Martens, sympathizes with the stress that you might be experiencing if you’re facing serious charges over confusing rules and regulations. At Martens Law Office, P.C., he helps people across Boise handles fish and game charges on a regular basis. He will defend your rights and offer insight into the difficult legal stakes ahead.
Common Examples Of Proxy Statement Violations
Violations of the law on proxy statements can happen very easily. You can end up being charged because of issues such as:
- Improperly tagged gifts
- Confusion over shared kills
- Assistance in transport
- Inexperienced hunting practice
- Mistakes with the tags
- Overzealous game wardens
Even though it doesn’t always make sense to the average person, the law can sometimes be strictly interpreted by game wardens. If that happens to you, turn to an attorney you can trust.
Consequences Of A Missing Proxy Statement
When someone is caught with fish or game without a license or a valid proxy statement, both the tag holder and the person transporting the meat can be cited with a misdemeanor offense. If convicted, both parties can face:
- Up to $1,000 in fines
- Up to six months in jail
- The loss of their hunting or fishing license for up to three years
There can be any number of reasons that you may end up with a missing or faulty proxy statement, but you deserve every chance to defend yourself from persistent prosecution.
Work With An Attorney Who Understands You
Our lawyer has been protecting those accused of fish and game violations all over Idaho since 2003. Reach out to him at Martens Law Office, P.C., online or call us today at 208-435-1132 to schedule a free initial consultation with an attorney who knows how to fight back.