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CAN I HUNT WHILE ON DUI PROBATION?

Posted by David Jones on Nov 25, 2015

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If you got a DUI, you're probably wondering if a person can hunt while on DUI probation. The California Department of Fish & Wildlife (CDFW) has many hunting regulations. So, what about DUIs, can they preclude you from hunting with a firearm? Is there a regulation against that too?

 Essentially, there is no restriction on hunting for a normal DUI offense, specifically misdemeanor DUIs. But, keep in mind that if you have any sort of a hunting license violation, then that could come back to haunt you as a violation of the “obey all law” clause in your DUI probation.

 On the other hand, if you are convicted of a Felony DUI then the answer is no, you cannot hunt, nor can you have any guns in your possession.

 Note: Even if it was a misdemeanor DUI, it can get tricky. If you are convicted of DUI and the DMV suspends your driver's license, it may block you from obtaining firearms since the state of California requires a valid ID when people purchase or receive firearms.

David Jones

David E. Jones is a Central Valley area DUI and criminal defense attorney who represents those accused of DUI and other crimes in both state and federal court. Mr. Jones has practiced criminal law throughout Fresno, Madera, Kings and Tulare counties since 1996. Mr. Jones was a Deputy District Attorney for Fresno County 12 years and has been an instructor for the Police Academy for over 10 years. He is an experienced and respected trial attorney.

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