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Unless otherwise noted, upon a person’s conviction for violation of a Commission regulation, a court of competent jurisdiction shall be authorized to impose a monetary fine and jail sentence within the following penalty ranges:

Class 1 Offense – Fine of $100 to $1,000 and a jail sentence of 0 to 30 days.

Class 2 Offense – Fine of $250 to $2,500 and a jail sentence of 0 to 60 days.

Class 3 Offense – Fine of $500 to $5,000 and a jail sentence of 0 to 90 days.

Class 4 Offense – Fine of $750 to $7,500 and a jail sentence of 0 to 180 days.

Class 5 Offense –Fine of $1,000 to $10,000 and a jail sentence of 0 to 1 year.

In lieu of a jail sentence, the court may impose community service upon conviction. Further, the court may suspend or revoke that person’s hunting and fishing rights, privileges, and related licenses. The Commission reserves the sole authority to assign violation points for violations of Commission regulations and to administratively suspend or revoke hunting and fishing rights, privileges, and related licenses as a remedial action for the protection of the wildlife resources of the State.

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