Are you an avid hunter? Or, are you a “prepper” who wants to
learn how to “live off the land?” Whether you’re a seasoned
hunter or new to the game, if you got a DUI, you’re probably wondering
if a person can hunt while on
DUI probation. A very good question indeed!
If you were arrested for DUI in Orange County and are planning on hunting
locally, that means you’re probably going to be hunting in the South
Coast Region, which includes Los Angeles, Orange, San Diego, Santa Barbara
and Ventura counties.
As you probably know, the California Department of Fish & Wildlife
many hunting regulations. From requiring nonlead ammo, to changing the junior
hunting license age to 18 years, to reporting requirements for a hunter’s
harvest, to receiving hunter education – the
rules can get a little overwhelming.
So, what about DUIs, can they preclude you from hunting with a firearm?
Is there a regulation against that too?
No Restriction for Misdemeanor DUIs
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
Note to new hunters: 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.
Contact an Orange County DUI Attorney
The best thing for you to do is contact the Law Offices of Virginia L.
Landry, Inc. to discuss the specifics of your case. If you have been arrested
for misdemeanor or felony DUI, you want to do everything possible to fight
Give us a call today to see what our Board Certified DUI defense specialist can do for you!