Hunting Violation Attorney Nate Gilbert
Kansas Hunting Violations
The Law Office of Nathaniel Gilbert proudly defends hunters, guides and outfitters in Kansas against charges in county, state and federal court. Kansas hunting violations range from small game offenses for shooting over the limit of doves or pheasants to federal Lacey Act and Migratory Bird Treaty Act cases involving multiple counts and Nate handles them all.
Kansas Hunting Violations Defended:
Illegal Use of Motor Vehicle or Aircraft
Loaded Firearm in a Vehicle
Shooting From a Public Road
Hunting With Artificial Light
Harassment of Wildlife
WILLFUL DESTRUCTION OF WILDLIFE
ILLEGAL POSSESSION OF WILDLIFE
FAILURE TO TAG
EVIDENCE OF SEX OR SPECIES VIOLATIONS
ILLEGAL SALE OF WILDLIFE
HUNTING ON PRIVATE PROPERTY
Waste of Game (Wanton Waste)
Pursuit of Game
Hunting in Careless Manner
Hunting Under The Influence
Posting Public Lands
Hunting Over Bait
FLUORESCENT ORANGE VIOLATIONS
What do I do if I receive a Kansas Hunting Violation or Ticket from a Kansas Game Warden?
You need to realize you have options. You may pay the officer in the field, or you may mail in a payment later that day. However, you should consult with a dedicated hunting violation attorney about your options and whether you have any defenses. You could have more options than you know and having a helpful guide in your corner will put your mind at ease.
See Below About Going To Court For Kansas Hunting Violations
Do I need to go to court for a Kansas hunting violation?
Your ticket or summons will list a court date. You may pay the violation before that or you may go to your court date and talk with the officer or prosecutor about your case. It is important to remember that they do not represent you and have no obligation to help you. You may wish to have an attorney come with you to help represent your best interests.
Can I lose my hunting license if I get a hunting violation in Kansas?
It is a possibility, but not definite. Kansas provides for loss of hunting privileges by statute but leaves a great deal of discretion to the judge when sentencing or the prosecutor during a sentencing hearing. Before simply paying your Kansas hunting ticket or pleading guilty to the charges, you should consider consulting with an attorney who may be able to help reduce your charges and secure your hunting privileges.
11/1/2016: Favorable Plea Bargain in Illegal Deer Hunting Case
AFTER MISTAKENLY SHOOTING A DEER OUT OF SEASON, COLORADO CLIENT ENLISTED ATTORNEY NATE GILBERT TO HELP TURN HIMSELF IN TO AUTHORITIES, WHO ISSUED SMALL TICKET AND RESTITUTION AFTER NEGOTIATION, AVOIDING OVER 4 POSSIBLE ADDITIONAL CHARGES.
10/25/2016: Charges Dismissed in Hunting Case
ALL 5 CHARGES AGAINST A COLORADO HUNTER IN NEW MEXICO DISMISSED ENTIRELY AFTER DILIGENT WORK BY ATTORNEY NATE GILBERT.
9/21/2016: Favorable Plea Bargain in Hunting Case
PLEA BARGAIN FAVORABLE TO CLIENT REACHED IN WANTON WASTE CASE FOR KANSAS HUNTER IN NEW MEXICO.
CITATIONS RECEIVED FROM KANSAS DEPARTMENT OF WILDLIFE, PARKS, AND TOURISM OFFICERS CAN RANGE IN SEVERITY FROM MISDEMEANORS TO FELONIES.
Each ticket received should be carefully considered before just paying the fine and pleading guilty. Often individuals have certain defenses available that they have every right to have heard before a judge. This is especially important considering that conviction of, or pleading guilty to hunting tickets carries not only fines, but can result in losing your hunting license for life. We all make mistakes and an attorney can help you through the process of making it right.
IT IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED THAT YOU CONSULT WITH AN ATTORNEY ABOUT YOUR CASE BEFORE PAYING THE FINE STATED ON YOUR TICKET.
Even if you simply take five minutes out of your day for a consultation and decide not to retain counsel, I guarantee you will feel better about your decision. Through all of the cases of hunting or fishing violations that I have been hired on or consulted for, the one constant that I always hear is that my clients feel as though a weight has been lifted off their shoulders.
You can find the Kansas hunting regulations here. Additionally, Title 32 of the Kansas Statutes Annotated, found here, deals with the penalties and definitions for hunting and fishing violations under state law.