Colorado Fishing Without License Lawyer
Have you been cited for Fishing Without a License? Your Wildlife License could be in jeopardy.
If you are under investigation, if law enforcement wants to speak with you, or if you have been charged with a criminal offense, a competent, experienced criminal defense attorney can make all the difference in the outcome of your charges. Call Weber Law to discuss your circumstances.
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Fishing Without License Crimes Defense
In Colorado, if you have been cited for fishing without a license, you could be facing a hefty fine and significant points on your wildlife license that could hinder your ability to hunt or fish in the future.
What is the Statute?
Under C.R.S 33-6-107, specifically, subsection 3, any person, regardless of age, who hunts or takes wildlife in this state shall procure a proper and valid license therefor and shall have the valid license on his or her person when exercising the benefits it confers.
What is the Punishment?
If you are found guilty of fishing without a license in the state of Colorado, the punishment is a fine that is equal to twice the cost of the most expensive license for the species and ten license suspension points. C.R.S. 33-6-107.
You can potentially be fined for each individual fish you have caught without a license. For Colorado residents a fishing license is $12.00 for a one day pass and for non-Colorado residents it is $15.00 for a one day pass. The most expensive licenses for fishing are; for resident’s $33.00 annual pass and for non-residents a $95.00 annual pass.
For example, if you have not obtained a fishing license, and catch one trout and one salmon, you could be charged twice the cost of the most expensive license for that species plus ten license suspension points per species you have caught. So if you are not a Colorado resident you could be facing $100s of dollars in fines for two fish.
Under C.R.S. 33-6-106 (a), the commission, or a hearing officer who has been delegated authority by the commission, has the exclusive authority to suspend the privilege of applying for, purchasing, or exercising the benefits conferred by any or all licenses issued by the division for a period not to exceed five years, if a person has been convicted of enough violations to total twenty or more points in any five-year period
How Can You Fight It?
If you have been cited for fishing without a license in Colorado, there are a few ways Weber Law can fight for you. Whether it is negotiating to lower the charge to a lesser crime, reducing your fine amount, making sure your license does not get suspended, or representing you in front of the commission, Weber Law will work for you. By looking at potential evidence such as your fishing history and potential eye witness testimony, Weber Law will make sure to look at all the details of your case. At Weber Law we are experienced in defending these types of charges, winning these types of cases, and getting you back on the water. If you or anyone you know has been cited for fishing without a license in the state of Colorado, call Weber Law today for a consultation.
- C.R.S. 33-6-107, Licensing violations – penalties- rule
- C.R.S. 33-4-102, Types of licenses and fees – rules
- C.R.S. 33-6-106, Suspension of license privileges
Contact Weber Law immediately if you’ve been charged with fishing without a license. We offer a free confidential case evaluation. Serving Denver and the surrounding areas.
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If you have been charged with a crime, do not hesitate to ask for legal help. At Weber Law Firm, we understand you’re scared and nervous about what is coming next. You may even be angry that you have been falsely accused of a crime you didn’t commit. We are here to fight for an acquittal.
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