Federal authorities have begun cracking down on the multi-billion-dollar trade in illegal plants and animals. Most individuals think smuggling charges are brought only against those who are sneaking around with exotic animals such as monkeys and parrots.
In fact, smuggling charges can be brought against any individual who illegally trades in any type of wildlife or associated products such as skins, leather goods or souvenirs. Smuggling charges have also been brought against individuals who trade in wood products made from illegally harvested exotic trees.
Don’t let that souvenir from your latest trip land you in jail. Fines for wildlife smuggling are substantial and smugglers may also be hit with lengthy prison sentences and other penalties such as the forfeiture of property involved in smuggling.
Contact Our Utah Wildlife Smuggling Defense Lawyers
The attorneys at Greg Smith and Associates handle poaching and wildlife cases throughout Utah, including the Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge, Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest and the Round Valley Wildlife Management Area. We understand that most Utah residents never expect to face wildlife charges, which is why we specialize in helping individuals understand their rights and take control over the progress of their own legal cases.
Our lead attorney, Gregory B. Smith, has prosecutorial experience and knows what it takes to defend clients against even the most complex federal prosecutions. To arrange a free consultation with Greg or one of our other attorneys, call us at 801-651-1512 or contact us online.
We are available for weekend and evening appointments and routinely meet with clients across the state, from Logan to St. George.