The Wildlife Act is a complex piece of legislation, and if you're facing charges under it, it can be confusing. You may not even realize you have done anything wrong until you are charged. It's important to know your rights and to work with an experienced criminal defence lawyer who will ensure that they are protected. We can help you understand the charges and work with you to build a strong defence for your case.
Hunting and fishing laws can be confusing, and mistakes can and often do happen for in experienced hunters. You can be charged under the Wildlife Act for mistaking a mule deer for a whitetail, getting lost and hunting an animal outside of your designated area, or just forgetting to get permission from the landowner. Hunting and fishing charges are usually "strict liability" offences. This means they are easily prosecuted, and the Crown can easily prove their case. A conviction for a hunting or fishing offence can result in significant fines, the suspension of your hunting or fishing license, and your personal property, such as your vehicle and gun, can be seized.
At Andrews Benko & Associates, we have decades of experience representing clients facing criminal charges, including those under the Wildlife Act in Saskatchewan. We understand how stressful and confusing it can be when dealing with these kinds of charges, but we are here for you every step of the way to ensure that you are treated fairly throughout this process. Contact us today.