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You Do Not Have To Accept Responsibility or Plea Guilty to Your Hunting Or Fishing Ticket

There is no greater experience than detaching from modern society, embarking into the wilderness, and enjoying the excitement of hunting or fishing. The thrill of the pursuit can be so exciting that even the most conscientious hunter or fisherman may forget about important hunting or fishing laws, rules, and regulations. When this happens and the DNR issues a ticket or arrests you, you need to defend your legal rights with an attorney.

Here at the Law Office of John Freeman, we understand the laws of woods, lakes, and streams. Since his early days as a child in Northern New England, Mr. Freeman is avid hunter and fisherman.  From our office in Troy, his firm has been serving the Michigan and Detroit hunting and fishing community for more than 12 years. Since 1993, Mr. John Freeman has only practiced criminal law.  He handles all types of criminal charges, including hunting, fishing, and DNR violations. He keeps current with the constantly changing criminal laws so that he can provide clients just like you with representation they can rely on.

Defending Sportsmen From Unnecessary Charges

We know that nearly everyone engaged in hunting, fishing, and DNR regulated activity follows the law.  However, it can still be a challenge to remember everything. We can help you fight any of these violations of Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Hunting and Fishing regulations in Michigan, including the common cases like:

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

No matter what the nature of your ticket or charge, you need to know that by paying your ticket, you may be admitting to a criminal offense. Hunting, fishing, and outdoor charges on your record can cause you to lose your right to hunt or fish, or even carry a firearm.

Let Us Protect Your Rights

Even when you know you are in the right, convincing the police, prosecutor, and court of that is an entirely different story. Attorney John Freeman has been an avid hunter and fisherman all his life and understands the needs you may be facing. Let us make your case for you, so you will not have to worry if you are doing the right thing.

Contact our office by calling 248-918-0790 or by emailing us here to set up a conference with us to explore your options. Scheduling your initial consultation is the first step in beating your charges, so why not start today and let us achieve the best possible outcome for you?

What Our Clients Say

“I would recommend Mr. Freeman's legal services to anyone! He is the perfect combination you want for your attorney, aggressive (when need be), timely, will listen to his client, and very persistent!" - Anonymous 2/11

“I would like to pass along some good news, I found out today that I will keep my job... There's no doubt in my mind your hard work helped make that possible. Thanks for all you do and continue to fight the good fight." - N.E. 6/19/18

“I went in for sentencing, and was given 2 years probation with no jail time. Mr. Freeman saved my life, and kept me a free man. I strongly suggest you call him, it will be the most important phone call you can make..." - Anonymous 2/11

“Mr. Freeman sets a bar that all other lawyers should aspire to. He is an expert in the field of law and his execution of client care exemplifies that. - Chris C. 9/10

“One of the things I appreciated the most about Mr. Freeman’s services is that he was honest telling what could and could not happen. He did an A1 job." - F.T. 9/6/17