Fishing, Hunting & Wildlife Violations

Fishing, Hunting & Wildlife Violations in Charlotte County

Types of Fishing, Hunting & Wildlife Violations

It is possible to violate fishing, hunting or wildlife rules without being aware that you are breaking the law. From hunting out-of-season to fishing without a license, penalties for these violations are stiff and can include fines and jail time in some cases. If you are facing a fishing, hunting, or wildlife violation in Punta Gorda, Bogle Law should be contacted at once.

Courts can hand down heavy penalties for a variety of violations for fishers, hunters, and boaters. Some of the most common include:

  • Continuing to fish or hunt on a suspended license
  • Fishing or hunting outside of the specified season
  • Failing to procure a license before fishing or hunting
  • Killing animals or fish that are considered off-limits
  • Harming coral reefs
  • Hunting or fishing more than the legal limit of certain species
  • Harming an animal that is deemed protected, including alligators and manatees

Our Charlotte County criminal defense attorney Tauna R. Bogle, ESQ. has extensive trial experience and her time as a former prosecutor gives her unique insight into how the prosecution will plan and approach their case against you. Don't wait until it's too late to get the skilled legal assistance you need. Let our firm provide the aggressive representation that can make a real difference for your case.

Do I Need a Fishing License in Florida?

Florida residents and visitors must have a Florida hunting, freshwater fishing or saltwater fishing license when engaged in fishing and hunting activities. You need a license to catch a fish and if you cast a line or catch and release.

Fines For Fishing Violations in Florida?

Fishing violations in Florida can result in various fines depending on the offense committed. These fines include:

  • Fishing without a license:
    • Residents: Fine up to $50 for the first offense, up to $100 for subsequent offenses.
    • Non-residents: Fine up to $100 for the first offense and $250 for subsequent offenses.
  • Over bag limit: Fine up to $500 per violation.
  • Undersized fish: Fine up to $100 per fish.
  • Using prohibited gear: Fine up to $500.
  • Fishing during a closed season: Fine up to $500.
  • Fishing in a prohibited area: Fine up to $500.
  • Harvesting protected or endangered species: Fine up to $2,500 or more.

It's important to note that these fines are subject to change, and additional fees or court costs may apply.

If found guilty of these violations, you may be forced to give up your fishing or hunting rights and be forced to pay expensive fines. Let our Charlotte County criminal defense lawyer assess your situation through a free case evaluation. We'll help you understand your legal options and share more about what we can do to defend you and fight for you to retain your rights and freedoms.

Contact us today for counsel you can trust to go the distance for you.

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