Greg Smith and Associates, Criminal Defense Attorneys

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

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Transportation of Protected Wildlife

It is very easy for a Utah resident to be convicted of transporting protected wildlife. The possession of any antlers, pelts or other animal products lays the foundation for serious criminal charges. That is why it is important to contact an experienced poaching law attorney if a Wildlife Resources officer questions you regarding animal products in your possession.

The attorneys at Greg Smith and Associates handle poaching and wildlife cases throughout Utah, including Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge, Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest, Wasatch National Forest and Zion National Park.

What Does Transporting Protected Wildlife Mean?

Most people think the term "protected wildlife" applies only to animals such as bald eagles or endangered species. In reality, the vast majority of Utah wildlife is considered "protected" under state law.

Protected wildlife includes all vertebrate animals living in nature, crustaceans and mollusks. Birds, mammals, amphibians, reptiles and many fish are vertebrate animals.

Exceptions to the Protected Wildlife Statute

Animals that are not considered "protected wildlife" under Utah law include:

Many Utah residents face charges of transporting protected wildlife for possessing trophy deer and elk that were killed outside of the limits of a permit. Most hunters do not consider this to be a big deal and make the mistake of giving too much information to wildlife law enforcement officers. This makes it easy for wildlife officials to secure convictions and impose serious criminal penalties on a hunter.

Penalties for Transportation of Protected Wildlife

The unauthorized taking, possessing or transporting of protected wildlife in Utah is a class B misdemeanor. This means that if convicted, a person could be fined up to $1,000 and face up to six months in jail. Authorities may additionally suspend a person’s hunting permits for a long time.

Contact Our Utah Poaching Law Firm

Poaching violations are criminal offenses, so a conviction for transporting protected wildlife can result in a criminal record that has serious professional and personal consequences. Poaching crime convictions often impact an individual’s ability to rent and may jeopardize a person’s professional licensing status.

If you have been charged with transporting protected wildlife or any other poaching crime, contact Greg Smith and Associates. Our attorneys are among the most experienced Salt Lake City area criminal defense lawyers. Our lead attorney, Greg Smith, has prosecutorial experience and knows the other side’s playbook.

To set up a free consultation with one of our poaching law attorneys, call us at 801-651-1512 or contact us online. Our attorneys handle all types of wildlife cases, including those involving poaching crimes around the Great Salt Lake, Bear Lake, Mantua Reservoir, Utaba Reservoir and Rockport Lake.

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.

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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."

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Avvo Clients' Choice Award. 5 Stars
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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.

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