Wisconsin DNR Violations

Have you been charged with a DNR offense in Wisconsin? If so, you will need a Wisconsin DNR Defense Lawyer. Everson & Richards, LLP are Wisconsin DNR Defense Attorneys serving the entire state of Wisconsin.

Wisconsin DNR Citations can vary from a minor fine of $150, to felonies with possible jail time of 2 years and fines of up to $20,000. These DNR citations can also result in the revocation of all hunting and fishing licenses for up to 5 years. Although most DNR violation penalties are punished with a fine below $1000 with minimal or no jail time, penalties can also be more severe.

The DNR is permitted to issue citations in the following ways:

  1. while in the field
  2. at headquarters or a precinct
  3. by mail

No matter how your citation has been issued, it is a serious problem that must be addressed properly. If you fail to pay your fine or appear in court, the DNR is required to revoke all hunting, trapping and fishing rights until the issue has been resolved.

DNR citations can be issued for almost anything relating to Wisconsin’s natural resources. Some citations are more prominent and common however. These include hunting or fishing without a license, operating a boat, ATV or snowmobile while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, wildlife abuse and causing harm to public forests or navigable waters.