Fishing Violations in Kitsap County
Washington Criminal Defense Attorney
While fishing is a very popular activity around Puget Sound, the Strait
of Juan de Fuca, and other bodies of water, it is an activity subject
to various laws and regulations. Violators may be subject to heavy fines
and loss of their fishing licenses. If you have been accused of violating
any of Kitsap County's fishing regulations, you should contact a criminal
defense attorney from Ramirez & Walker, Inc. as soon as possible to
The Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife outlines the rules and
procedures for proper fishing in Kitsap County waters. Violating these
rules can result in negative consequences for your fishing license and
misdemeanor or felony charges.
What type of violations and penalties could I be facing?
While it may seem confusing that you would face such serious charges for
a fishing violation, it is crucial that you obtain legal counsel for these issues.
Common fishing violations include:
- First degree unlawful recreational fishing
- Second degree unlawful recreational fishing
- Unlawful use of shellfish gear
- Unlawful use of a net
- Fishing without a license
- Clamming violations, exceeding the limit
- Unlawful transportation of fish or wildlife
Punishments vary with each offense. Second degree unlawful recreational
fishing is a misdemeanor carrying up to 90 days in jail and a fine of
$1,000. First degree unlawful recreational fishing can pertain to catching
more fish than is allowed or fishing in an unlawful area. This charge
can result in thousands of dollars in fines depending on the types and
amount of fish caught.
Ramirez & Walker, Inc. Can Help You Today
Whether you made a mistake or simply did not understand the laws, Ramirez
& Walker, Inc. can work to help you avoid the serious penalties can
bring. The firm's prosecutorial experience can provide the edge you
need to avoid being left with fines and imprisonment. They have experience
in all fields of criminal defense and can argue on your behalf if you
have been charged with a fishing violation in Kitsap County.
Call Ramirez & Walker, Inc. today to schedule your
free case evaluation!