Certain animals, plants, birds, and fish are provided with protections under the federal laws of the United States of America. Certain types of conduct, including abusive behaviors to animals and unauthorized hunting practices, are also prohibited by federal law.
Federal laws related to criminal conduct involving animals, birds, fish, and plants are found within 18 U.S. Code Chapter 3.
If you are found to have violated any of the laws within this code section, you could face serious penalties including fines, jail time, permanent loss of your ability to hunt, and other life-changing consequences.
You need to understand the nature of charges against you if you have been accused of violating federal laws related to animals, birds, fish, and plants. By understanding the crime you have been accused of, you can make informed choices regarding how to plead, what evidence to present to make your case, and what penalties you are potentially facing if convicted.
Federal criminal charges are very serious and you could end up spending a long time in federal prison if convicted of most offenses made illegal under federal law. You need to ensure you have an attorney who understands how to defend you in federal court and who is familiar with the plea bargaining process at the federal level.
LV Criminal Defense can help. Our federal criminal defense attorneys provide representation to clients in California, Nevada, Utah, Arizona, and surrounding locales when defendants are facing federal charges.
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We know the federal code inside and out, we understand how cases are investigated and presented at the federal level, and we will put our extensive knowledge to work for you to help you fight charges. To find out more about the ways in which our legal team can help you, give us a call today.
There are several different sections of 18 U.S. Code Chapter 3 that address different types of crimes in connection with animals, birds, fish, and plants. There are also two sections of Chapter 3 that have been repealed and that are no longer in effect.
The laws that remain enforceable within 18 U.S. Code Chapter 3 include the following:
The penalties for violating these laws can be very serious, including life imprisonment in some circumstances. It is imperative that defendants know what the nature of the specific offense is with which they have been charged and develop a sound plan for responding to charges with the goal of minimizing or avoiding serious penalties.
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A federal criminal defense attorney at LV Criminal Defense can provide you with representation if you have been accused of wrongdoing in connection with any crimes related to animals, fish, birds, or plants. Our legal defense team knows the laws in 18 U.S. Code Chapter 3 inside and out and we can work with you to get charges dropped, put together a strong defense, or negotiate a plea agreement.
In every case, our goal is to help you to get the best outcome possible as you face serious charges. To find out more about how our firm can help you, give us a call today.