Angler Committed Crimes Against the Environment; Charged with Serious Fishing Violations


A Florida Marine Patrol Officer stopped an angler fishing on his boat. The Officer searched the vessel and seized undersized fish that were also over the bag limit as permitted by law. The Officer arrested and charged the Defendant with Possession of Undersized Gag Groupers, Fishing Over the Bag Limit & Possession of Undersized Mangrove Snappers.

RESULT: The Defendant faced serious charges for his crimes against the environment. The Defendant asked Musca Law Firm to resolve the charges against him. The Defense Attorney entered into intense negotiations with the Prosecution over the details of the Client’s case. The Defense convinced the Prosecution to DROPthe charge of Possession of Undersized Mangrove Snapper. The Defense hammered out a deal for the State to DISMISS the charges of Possession of Undersized Gag Groupers and Fishing Over Bag Limit. The Defense Attorney successfully arranged for the Client to plea to a lesser charge. The Client is now eligible to have his records sealed.

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