Lawyer for Lobstering Citation?

Dude-On-A-KayakDude-On-A-Kayak Posts: 256 Deckhand
I recieved a citation during mini season for "unlawful possession of an egg bearing female crawfish (spiny lobster)". I have been lobstering since I was a kid and almost all of the lobsters with eggs that I encountered were obvious. The FWC officer had to pry the finnerets back to take a photo of the small lines of eggs. I am used to seeing the big orange sac under the tail and steer clear as a rule. Had the officer not shown me the eggs I doubt I would have ever caught it. Has anyone found a lawyer that can help with this sort of thing and was it cost effective? I am looking at a max fine of $500 and I am guessing it will be around $230 from what I have found digging around online.


  • dpdashdpdash Posts: 5,359 Admiral
    Lawyer would be WAY more than the fine, bring pics of traditional egg and yours and plead w judge
  • silentfaithsilentfaith Posts: 361 Deckhand
    when i went to court for a lobster a fwc officer forced the measuring tool over the back of a legal lobster (he actually broke the shell to get it over) the public defender asked where the evidence is. i told him the fwc tossed it back into the sea. case closed.
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