title>Penalties and Fines | Greg Smith and Associates | Salt Lake City, Utah

Greg Smith and Associates, Criminal Defense Attorneys

Salt Lake City (Murray)
Free 15 Min. Consultation  :  Nights & Weekends  :  Easy Payments

801-651-1512  -  24/7

Free 15 Min. Consultation 24/7

801-651-1512

We Can Help You Now

Call 801-651-1512   Call Now 24/7 Free 15 Min Consultation: 24/7, nights & weekends
Typically No Retainer - Easy Payments!*

Use our secure private form

I have read the disclaimer.

Feedback From Satisfied Clients

"The domestic violence and DUI crimes that I was charged with would have ruined my career. Thank you for saving me! You are worth every penny I paid you."

More Testimonials >

Avvo Clients' Choice Award. 5 Stars
5 Star Rating


   Review Us On Google

Office Location

Salt Lake City Office
111 E. 5600 S. #105
Murray, UT 84107

Telephone: 801-651-1512
Fax: 801-255-2134
Salt Lake City Law Office Map



Penalties and Fines

The wildlife crime defense attorneys at Greg Smith and Associates represent those who have been accused of poaching in all Utah parks and forests, including the Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge, Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest and Weber County North Fork Park.

Many hunters accused of poaching crimes make the mistake of giving too much information to Wildlife Resources officers before consulting with a criminal defense attorney. This often results in hunters having to pay large fines, serve jail time or lose their hunting licenses.

Contact us online or call our office at 801-651-1512 if you have been accused of a poaching crime in Utah. Our law firm takes all of our poaching cases seriously and will strive to help you defend yourself against wildlife crime charges.

Criminal Penalties in Utah

In general, poaching crimes in Utah vary in severity depending on the types of animals involved and their perceived value. A poaching or wildlife crime can result in a penalty as minor as a disorderly conduct infraction, but some poaching crimes have serious consequences such as a second-degree felony conviction.

A felony is a major crime punishable by a prison sentence and a significant fine. Poaching crimes typically provide the basis for two types of felony charges:

Punishment for Misdemeanor Wildlife Crimes

Misdemeanor crimes are not considered as serious as felonies and are punishable by county jail sentences less than a year long. Misdemeanor convictions can also result in fines.

There are three classes of misdemeanors in Utah:

An infraction is the most minor offense possible for a poaching crime. Infractions include disorderly conduct charges and can be punished by fines of up to $750.

Restitution For Utah Poaching Crimes

The most damaging part of a criminal conviction for a poaching crime is often the requirement to pay restitution. Judges have discretion in how much restitution they order, but the suggested minimum restitution values for Utah protected wildlife go as high as $1,000 per animal taken.

The highest restitution values are reserved for animals such as bears, moose, Rocky Mountain goats and bison.

Contact Our Utah Wildlife Crimes Defense Law Firm

Poaching and wildlife crimes can result in serious criminal charges that can impact your employment, housing and educational opportunities. It is important to speak with a qualified poaching law attorney before speaking with police officers or officials from the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources.

The attorneys at Greg Smith and Associates handle poaching and wildlife cases throughout Utah, including those involving poaching in the Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area, Ashley National Forest, Dixie National Forest and the Round Valley Wildlife Management Area.

To set up a free consultation with a poaching law attorney at our law firm, call us at 801-651-1512 or contact us online. We are available for both evening and weekend appointments for your convenience.

Clients with disabilities or impairments
Access to our office is available to clients and their family members at all times. Special equipment and communication devices are available upon request for our clients with visual, hearing, speech and physical impairment. In addition, arrangements can be made for verbal or sign language interpreters if needed to communicate between our attorneys and the client and family. Please notify our law office if any additional accommodations related to your disability or impairment are necessary to make your consultation more comfortable.

I understand that I am contacting a corporation, not an individual, and that if I do business with the law firm, it will be with that corporation, not any individual(s). I understand that Greg Smith and Associates is not the legal name of the law firm, rather, it is "Affordable Legal Advocates, PC." I also understand that whatever may relate to, or arise out of, any communication with the law firm, which results in any type of legal action, such must be brought in the Third District Court of Utah, West Jordan Department, and that this is mandatory not permissive.

We Can Help You Now

Call 801-651-1512   Call Now 24/7 Free Consultation: 24/7, nights & weekends
Typically No Retainer - Easy Payments!*

Use our secure private form

I have read the disclaimer.

Feedback From Satisfied Clients

"The domestic violence and DUI crimes that I was charged with would have ruined my career. Thank you for saving me! You are worth every penny I paid you."

More Testimonials >

Avvo Clients' Choice Award. 5 Stars
5 Star Rating


   Review Us On Google

Office Location

Salt Lake City Office
111 E. 5600 S. #105
Murray, UT 84107

Telephone: 801-651-1512
Fax: 801-255-2134
Salt Lake City Law Office Map




Greg Smith and Associates, Criminal Law Attorneys, located in Salt Lake City (SLC), also represents clients from communities such as Provo, Orem, Payson, Ogden, Park City, Sandy, Draper, West Valley City, Bountiful, Murray, West Jordan, Taylorsville, Farmington, Alta, Bluffdale, Cottonwood Heights, Draper, Herriman, Holladay, Midvale, Murray, Riverton, Sandy, South Jordan, South Salt Lake, Taylorsville, West Jordan, West Valley City and Richfield; and counties including Salt Lake County, Summit County, Tooele County, Sevier County and Davis County, Utah.

Typically No Retainer - Easy Payments. *Call for details.


© 2019 by Greg Smith and Associates. All rights reserved.     Disclaimer  |  Site Map  |  Privacy Policy

Disclaimer

The information you obtain at this site is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice. You should consult an attorney for advice regarding your individual situation. We invite you to contact us and welcome your calls, letters and electronic mail. Contacting us does not create an attorney-client relationship. Please do not send any confidential information to us until such time as an attorney-client relationship has been established.

The user and reader of this information should beware because although we strive to keep the information timely and accurate, there will often be a delay between official publication of the materials and their appearance in or modification of this system, and every case must be looked at individually. Thus, we make no express or implied guarantees that the information on this site is correct, and it should not be relied upon. The Federal Register and the Code of Federal Regulations remain the official sources for regulatory information published by the Department of Labor, and before you do anything, you should consult an attorney, who can review the specifics of your matter. We will make every effort to correct errors brought to our attention, but laws and regulations are constantly changing, and we may at times even misinterpret them.

×