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You are innocent until proven guilty! Simply paying the FCC or county fine for a hunting or fishing violation ticket will result in an automatic guilty plea to a crime. 
Paying the fine also adds Points to your record that can lead to suspension or revocation of your hunting and fishing permits in Missouri and in several states simultaneously. 
Paying the fine with a guilty plea will likely result in a conviction for a misdemeanor that will stay on your record for years.  
Contact us today for a Free Quote or Consultation to discuss your options.

Located in Southwest Missouri in Ozark.

Violation Point System

posted Jun 11, 2012, 11:20 AM by Travis Weems

Paying a fine and pleading guilty when ticketed for a wildlife hunting or fishing violation will result in points being added onto your record. The number of points assessed depends upon the type of violation. The Department of Conservation can suspend or revoke hunting or fishing privileges upon any single conviction or after the accumulation of a certain number of points. Much like you would for a traffic ticket, it may be necessary to hire an attorney who is experienced in dealing with wildlife violations and tickets in order to keep points off of your record.

Rates for our Heroes

posted May 30, 2011, 12:44 AM by Travis Weems

Special Preferred Rates are now available on certain services for military veterans and those currently enlisted. 

Now find us on Facebook

posted May 27, 2011, 1:54 AM by Travis Weems   [ updated May 27, 2011, 2:00 AM ]

Avian Flu Detected in Missouri Turkeys - Kansas City Star

posted Mar 31, 2011, 11:37 PM by Travis Weems

Just before Spring Turkey Season opens this month, it appears to be yet unknown whether or not Missouri's wild turkey populations have been affected.

Read the story here.

New Wildlife Regulations Take Effect

posted Mar 21, 2011, 12:12 AM by Travis Weems   [ updated Apr 22, 2013, 12:22 PM ]

As the spring turkey season begins in just a few weeks, Missouri hunters need to take note of a few regulatory changes before they go out to bag that gobbler. Transport tags, for instance, used to be detached from the permit and attached to the taken game. Now, however, turkey and deer permits will now function as the transport tag itself with a place to "notch" the date of the kill. The Wildlife Code states that "Hunters who take a turkey [or deer] shall void their
permit immediately by notching the month and date of harvest. The voided permit shall be attached to the turkey [or deer]." 

This is one regulatory change that will appear obvious upon purchasing hunting permits. However, hunters and fishermen also need to be aware of the more subtle changes in the law. Make sure you understand the law before any interaction with any type of wildlife. Ignorance will not protect you from prosecution for wildlife or outdoor violations. 

Contact a legal professional if you have questions about the law or if you need legal representation. 

Travis Weems, Attorney
Phone (417) 581-2411

New Seasons Available

posted Mar 20, 2011, 4:55 AM by Travis Weems   [ updated Mar 20, 2011, 5:39 AM ]

Wildlife seasons can change every year.
Chronological listings of Hunting, Fishing, and Trapping Seasons are now available at

"Pet lovers hope to get new law on wills"

posted Jan 6, 2011, 3:33 AM by Travis Weems

Bird Arrested by Saudi Authorities

posted Jan 4, 2011, 4:30 PM by Travis Weems

In the News: Deer Trouble

posted Dec 18, 2010, 2:43 AM by Travis Weems   [ updated Dec 18, 2010, 2:45 AM ]

2010 MDC Deer Harvest Map

posted Dec 17, 2010, 3:46 PM by Travis Weems

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