Nature, Regulations and Crimes in Washington

Problem | Nuisance Animal Removal

Dealing with Problem Animals | A Defense Lawyer’s Viewpoint | The Criminal and Administrative Problems Problem Animals in the State of Washington With the continuing expansion of residential areas, inevitably, there is overlap where animals and people live. At times this can result in confrontations where animals become a nuisance or even a danger to…

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Commercial Fishing Violations

Commercial Fishing | License Violations: A Defense Law Lawyer’s Prospective. Commercial Fishing: The Criminal and Administrative Problems of the 21st Century in Washington. Commercial Fishing Violations Just as there are numerous regulations pertaining to recreational fishing, there are also a number of different regulations governing commercial fishing.  It is vital commercial fishermen are familiar with…

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Animal Trapping

Trapping | License Violations | A Defense Lawyer’s Viewpoint | The Criminal and Administrative Problems of Modern Trapping Trapping in the State of Washington As criminal and administrative law attorneys, we run into criminal cases involving trapping for two reasons: fur or to remove a nuisance animal. Whatever the reason, it is important to be…

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Recreational Fishing Regulations

Unlawful Recreational Fishing | A Defense Lawyer’s Viewpoint | Criminal Problems in the State of Washington Fishing is a pleasurable, relaxing, outdoor pastime for many individuals but it is also an extremely heavily regulated activity in Washington State.  This creates problems for law-abiding citizens who get caught up in the hunt or push the boundaries…

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Unlawful Taking of Endangered Fish or Wildlife

Unlawful taking of Endangered Fish or Wildlife | A Defense Lawyer’s Viewpoint | The Criminal and Administrative Problems in Washington Criminal Charges relating to Unlawful taking of Endangered Fish or Wildlife In certain respects, an unlawful taking of endangered fish or wildlife charge is very similar to an unlawful hunting of big game violation. There…

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Unlawful Hunting of Big Game

Unlawful Hunting of Big Game | A Defense Lawyer’s Viewpoint | The Criminal and Administrative Problems in Washington Unlawful Hunting of Big Game As criminal defense attorneys, one of the most common and serious charges hunters deal with is unlawful hunting of big game.  There are countless ways to violate the law and an intentional…

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Master Hunter Permit

Master Hunter Permits | A Defense Lawyer’s Viewpoint | The Criminal and Administrative Problems in Washington General Information on Master Hunter Permits Many men and women have invested a significant amount of their time, money and life into achieving a Master Hunter Permit.  Washington has created the master hunter permit to promote responsible hunting and…

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State vs. Federal Lands

Outdoor Regulations in Washington: State vs. Federal Lands: A Lawyer’s Prospective. State & Federal Lands in Washington While enjoying yourself in the outdoors, you may be contacted in the course of an investigation by officials from a number of different government agencies. Each agency is responsible for specific jurisdictions and has certain duties, powers, and…

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