Grand Rapids Hunting & Fishing Lawyer

Protect Your Rights with the Law Office of John Freeman

There’s nothing quite like disconnecting from the modern world and immersing yourself in the great outdoors while hunting or fishing. The thrill of the chase can be so captivating that even the most conscientious outdoors enthusiasts may inadvertently run afoul of hunting or fishing laws, rules, and regulations. If you find yourself in a situation where the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) issues you a ticket or even arrests you, it’s essential to protect your legal rights with the assistance of an experienced attorney.

At the Law Office of John Freeman, we hold a profound understanding of the laws governing Michigan’s woods, lakes, and streams. Mr. Freeman, an avid hunter and fisherman since his childhood in Northern New England, has dedicated over 16 years to serving the hunting and fishing community throughout Michigan. Since 1993, Mr. Freeman has focused exclusively on criminal law, handling various criminal charges, including those related to hunting, fishing, and DNR violations. He remains steadfast in staying up-to-date with the ever-evolving criminal laws to provide clients like you with unwavering and dependable legal representation, particularly when it comes to the intricacies of hunting and fishing regulations.

Notably, Mr. Freeman possesses extensive personal experiences, including his time fishing on the Grand and Muskegon Rivers in Grand Rapids and Newaygo for Steelhead, and in the Muskegon and Ludington areas for king salmon. When vacationing in Florida, he regularly fishes out of Everglades City, and North Palm Beach.  His hands-on familiarity with these diverse fishing environments has uniquely equipped him with an intimate knowledge of the joys of angling and the intricate legal aspects that regulate it.

Defending Sportsmen from Unwarranted Charges: We acknowledge that the majority of individuals engaged in hunting, fishing, and DNR-regulated activities strive to follow the law. However, it can be challenging to remember every detail. We can assist you in challenging various violations of Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Hunting and Fishing regulations in Grand Rapids, including common cases like:

  • Failure to wear hunter orange
  • Hunting or fishing out of season
  • Improper baiting
  • Incorrect methods of taking game or fish
  • Possession of more game or fish than allowed
  • Keeping fish outside a slot-limit
  • Hunting or fishing without a license
  • Incorrect transport of a pistol or rifle

Regardless of the nature of your ticket or charge, it’s essential to understand that by paying your ticket, you may be admitting to a criminal offense. Having hunting, fishing, or outdoor charges on your record could lead to the loss of your hunting or fishing privileges or even your ability to carry a firearm.

Let Us Safeguard Your Rights: Even when you’re confident you’ve done nothing wrong, persuading the police, prosecutor, and the court can be a challenging task. Attorney John Freeman, a lifelong hunter and fisherman, comprehends the challenges you may be confronting. Allow us to build your case and relieve your concerns about doing the right thing.

Get in touch with our office by dialing 248-629-1413 or emailing us here to arrange a consultation. Scheduling your initial meeting is the first step toward fighting your charges, so why not begin today and let us work toward the best possible outcome for you?