Fish and Game Violation
The defendant was charged with a single count of a Fish and Game code violation for failing to have a hunting tag in his possession. The charge arose after the defendant was contacted by a game warden while the defendant was hunting. The defendant had his tag in his vehicle but not on his person. The case was dismissed after nearly 4 years.
"This was probably one of the most pathetic cases I've ever been a part of. The fish and game warden actually was hiding in the bushes when my client returned to his truck after having had no success in the field. Upon contact my client provided him his deer hunting tag that was in his truck. However, because the warden claimed that my client was required to carry the tag on his person my client was cited for failure to possess a tag. I had encouraged my client to fight the case because I thought it was so weak and, in my view, my client hadn't actually done anything illegal.
After a long delay in the case and several court appearances the DA dismissed the case. Unless a person can experience this sort of thing first hand it is hard to imagine that the government will waste tax payer resources with such zeal."
Siskiyou County, California
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