Illegal Taking of a Game Animal
What if I am charged with illegally shooting a game animal?
If you shoot a deer or other game animal and find yourself being investigated by the Oregon State Police or another agency, you should immediately contact an attorney. While a case can seem clear-cut, often it is difficult to establish exactly what happened out there in the woods. Your right to hunt is on the line.
If you have a valid tag and shot the animal legally, you understandably will be eager to prove your innocence. Telling your side of the story is important, but that does not mean you should do it without legal representation. People often assume the trooper will agree with their account of events once only to be surprised by having the animal confiscated and criminal charges filed. Later, every statement is placed under close scrutiny as the government looks for evidence of criminal liability.
Loss of Hunting Rights
If you are cited for a violation or charged with a crime, not only do you risk jail time and a fine, but also confiscation of your rifle and loss of hunting rights for at least 3 years.
Even if a person takes a deal for a violation rather than a crime it will likely result in a suspension of the defendant's right to hunt.
Future violations can lead to the permanent loss of your state hunting rights.
Lohrke Law is ready to handle Your Hunting and Fishing Violation cases.
Jesse and Elizabeth Lohrke are experienced firearm rights and hunting attorneys.
Having an attorney with you to review the evidence and provide advice is essential if you are cited or charged with a crime.
Jesse Lohrke: Holistic Attorney
Until Jesse represented me, I had no idea there was (or even could be) such thing as a holistic attorney! (disclaimer: my description of him, not sure how he feels about it:) ) Throughout my case, which came at an already very difficult time in my life, Jesse was not only highly professional and knowledgeable but personally respectful and caring. He explained everything completely (several times in fact!); presented me with all possible options; answered my questions to satisfaction and researched those he was not certain about. He answered my calls personally or returned them promptly. I came to trust him immensely throughout this time. In fact, I credit Jesse Lohrke greatly with the successful outcome of my case as well as my personal life situation during that time. He is not only a great lawyer – he is a wonderful person!
Review on Avvo – May 2014
Elizabeth didn’t make me feel less than a person
Elizabeth, I want to thank you for helping me with this matter. I appreciate that you listened to me as a client. Even though I made a mistake, you didn’t make me feel less than a person. I know that it hasn’t been easy because of covid-19 and my health problems. I have been recommending your name to my friends that may know of someone in my situation. Thank you again.
Hands down the best attorney
I enjoy Jesse and his wife very helpful people hands down the best attorney. Very open minded and he doesn’t beat around the bush about stuff he gets to the point! Thank you Jesse and Elizabeth for all your both help.
Review on Google – February 2018
Cleaning up my criminal record and getting back my gun rights.
I came to Jesse because I was trying to get a better job and I was concerned that I would be discriminated against because of my criminal record. He quickly researched the relevant facts and informed me. He then introduced me to an exciting specialty of his: reducing felony charges to misdemeanors, restoring gun rights, and expunging criminal records entirely. He has done some amazing work for me over the last few months and it has been surprisingly affordable. I am super excited about my future now. Anyone with a criminal record should be talking to Jesse about fixing it.
Review on Avvo – December 2014
A tireless attorney who earned my highest recommendation.
Mr. Lohrke did a fantastic job of representing me. His initial recommendations to me were fair and suitable to my situation. When I explained to him my specific needs and the extenuating circumstances he went to bat for me tirelessly. It took a while and he never slowed down or suggested to me that I needed to compromise. I give Mr. Lohrke my highest recommendation and I believe you are in very good hands if he is representing you.
Review on Avvo – September 2014
I Feel Incredibly Lucky
Jesse guided me through a very messy and challenging DHS dependency case, and I feel incredibly lucky to have had him represent me. He helped me win one of my kids back during the case itself and then, looking toward the appeal, preserved my rights and set me up perfectly to win in the appeal process.
Throughout the entire case, Jesse was respectful of me and my wishes for my family, and how I wanted to approach my case, which was in some ways unconventional. In some instances, he didn’t agree with my approach, but he respected my preferences and fought for it just as hard. He’s not afraid to take a case to trial, and he’s good at it. He knows what to expect, can easily navigate the sometimes rapid-fire pace of the courtroom, and knows what to do to protect his client’s rights. His experience as a criminal defense attorney clearly shows.
Additionally, Jesse was very responsive and organized throughout the entire process, even while his office was moving in the midst of my case. Maybe most importantly, Jesse is honest and genuine, and he truly cares about you and your family.
To put it simply, Jesse Lohrke is a badass attorney, and I wish anyone going through a legal case could have an attorney like him.
T.G. — Bend, Oregon
2019 Dependency Client
Best lawyer a man could ask for.
Jesse Lohrke is the best lawyer a man could ask for. He got my sentence reduced on several occasions and minimized the amount of money I had to pay. He genuinely cares about his clients and always has their best interest in mind. He shows up ready to go and is the man you want to go to bat for you.
Review on Avvo – August 2014
Elizabeth persevered and changed my life
I highly recommend Elizabeth Lohrke of Lohrke Law to be a dedicated, detailed, driven, and experienced Attorney, who didn’t give up when dealing with the bureaucracies of the Tri-County Courts, Elizabeth persevered and changed my life back to be a normal, law-abiding citizen.
My experience with Jesse was great
I moved to Oregon 7 months ago and came to Oregon at the age of 53yrs old, And i was an avid bowhunter but due to some disabilities i have a very hard time bow hunting , so i seen an add that said get your Gun rights Back to which i never thought would happen, but I hired Jesse and his Law firm and six months later i received my Gun rights back here in Oregon so now im able to Own and buy guns Now i cant wait to go hunting with my son with a rifle for the first time ever Thank you very Much Jesse
Review on Google – June 2017
One of the best attorneys in town hands down
Jesse Lohrke is one of the best attorneys in town hands down. He represented my case accordingly and proved to the DA and the judge that there was circumstantial evidence of my innocence. Jesse Lohrke.. if not the best.. he’s definitely one of em. Jesse Lohrke cares. Thanks Jesse Lohrke.
Above and Beyond
I was arrested on 12/3/12 on some serious criminal charges. I was assigned a court appointed attorney that wasn’t interested or capable of defending me. I was going to spend the next two years of my life in prison! I called Jesse and he intervened on my behalf. He traveled 300 miles round trip to represent me on court appearances. He sent people to search the archives in Multnomah County to disprove my past criminal history. He wasn’t afraid to question police procedures. He offered positive suggestions on things I could do to help myself, which I was more than happy to do. The fact is that he worked harder for me than any lawyer I’ve ever known.
As a result of Jesse’s hard work, on February 14, 2013, I was given three years probation instead of two years in prison. And, thanks to Jesse’s suggestions on how I could prove myself a changed person, I’m on reduced supervision at this time and scheduled to be off paper next June.
I honestly owe my life to Jesse Lohrke!
Review on Avvo – December 2014
Jesse is the best at what he does
Jesse is the best at what he does I know I could trust him if my life depended on it he takes pride at what he does and when you meet him you know he genuinely cares about your situation
Review on Google – May 2018
Only Regret is I Didn’t Pursue This Earlier
I would like to express to you and your staff my gratitude for your help in restoring my gun rights. In December I was able to purchase my first legal handgun, and tonight in the mail I received my concealed carry license for the state of Oregon.
My only regret is I didn’t pursue this further at an earlier date, apparently though God had a different path that led me to you.
I have passed on your name and website to a few individuals, explaining how you helped me.
Again, thank you very much.
J.H. Union County, Oregon
2019 Rights Restoration Client
Peace of Mind!
I am grateful for finding Jesse Lohrke. I live out of state and my college sophomore son was charged with a crime. He received a false ID/underage drinking citation. Mr. Lohrke listened and calmed me down. He then took care of everything and communicated directly with my son. He formed a strategy and was able to negotiate a fair outcome. My son did not have to fly back and forth to Oregon in order to resolve the matter. I would highly recommend Jesse Lohrke. His fees were quite reasonable and I felt he was honest and forthright.
Review on Avvo – December 2015