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Defending Clients Facing Fishing Violations in Washington

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 & Cooper, Inc. as soon as possible to protect yourself.

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.

Are you facing fines or criminal charges for a fishing violation in Washington? Call Ramirez & Cooper, Inc. today at (206) 222-7701 or contact us online to meet with our fishing violations attorney in Kitsap County.

What Are Fishing Violations in Washington?

While it may seem confusing that you would face such serious charges for a fishing violation, it is crucial that you obtain legal counsel from a skilled wildlife lawyer 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

What Are the Penalties and Fines for a Fishing Violation in Washington?

In Washington, unlawful recreational fishing of the first degree is a misdemeanor offense punishable by a fine up to $5000 and up to 364 days in jail. Second degree unlawful recreational fishing is also a misdemeanor offense, carrying up to 90 days in jail and a fine of $1,000.

Recreational fishing violations include:

  • Possessing an endangered species of fish
  • Fishing without the proper license/permit
  • You have obtained fish or shellfish by way on snare, dipnet, stone, gaff or snag
  • You are caught fishing in a fishway

Contact Us Today To Start Your Defense

Whether you made a mistake or simply did not understand the laws, Ramirez & Cooper, 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.

Protect Your Rights with Experienced Legal Representation

When facing fishing violations in Washington, it's crucial to have a knowledgeable and experienced legal team on your side. At Ramirez & Cooper, Inc., our attorneys have extensive experience in defending clients against fishing violations and navigating the complexities of Washington state fishing laws.

By choosing our firm to represent you, you can benefit from:

  • Expert legal advice and guidance
  • Strong defense strategies tailored to your specific case
  • Effective negotiation with prosecutors
  • Protection of your rights throughout the legal process
  • Possible reduction or dismissal of charges

Don't face fishing violation charges alone. Contact Ramirez & Cooper, Inc. today to schedule a consultation and start building a strong defense for your case.

Contact Ramirez & Cooper, Inc. or call (206) 222-7701 today for a free case evaluation with a Kitsap County fishing and wildlife lawyer near you!

Washington Fishing Laws

How can a fishing violation lawyer help me defend against fishing charges?

A knowledgeable fishing violation lawyer can provide invaluable assistance in defending against fishing charges. We'll conduct a thorough review of your case, challenge the evidence against you, and explore all available legal defenses to protect your rights and interests. Whether negotiating a plea deal or representing you in court, we'll work tirelessly to achieve the best possible outcome for your case.

What should I do if I've been cited for a fishing violation in Kitsap County?

If you've been cited for a fishing violation, it's essential to take prompt action to protect your rights. Contact Ramirez & Cooper, Inc., to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced fishing violation lawyers. We'll review the details of your case, explain your legal options, and provide you with the guidance you need to navigate the legal process effectively.

How much does it cost to hire a fishing violation lawyer from Ramirez & Cooper, Inc.?

At Ramirez & Cooper, Inc., we understand that legal fees can be a concern for our clients. We offer transparent pricing and competitive rates for our legal services. During your initial consultation, we'll discuss our fee structure and provide you with a clear understanding of the costs involved in hiring a fishing violation lawyer to represent you.


The attorneys at Ramirez & Cooper, Inc. have a thorough understanding of the legal proceedings and criminal statutes. We are able to give our clients the resources, advocacy and legal advice they need to be successful inside and outside the courtroom. Our legal team will stand by your side every step of the way and always keep you updated on the status of your case. We handle criminal cases throughout Washington state. Let us build a case strategy for you or your loved one, we may be able to take action before charges are even filed.

  • Over 30 Years’ of Combined Legal Experience
  • Former Prosecution Experience*
  • Thousands of Criminal Cases Handled
  • Over 1,000 DUI Cases Handled
  • Hundreds of Cases Tried to Verdict or Judgment
  • Appeared Before the Supreme Court
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