U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the U.S. Department of Agriculture
If the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) alleges violations through the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) or the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) or National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) alleges violations under the Endangered Species Act (ESA), the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES), Lacey Act or any international, federal, state statute or regulation; then it is important to act quickly to protect your interests. There is a limited time period to respond to various notices of violations assessments (NOVA). Failure to timely respond to allegations, raise all of your defenses or follow proper administrative procedures may cause you to waive your rights. Failure to fight hard against APHIS, ESA. CITES and other charges may result in significant monetary fines, suspensions, revocation of permits, and even a possible jail sentence. The Law Office of Patrick Flanigan is a law practice focused on protecting your rights and interests. Attorney Patrick Flanigan is an experienced attorney and believes strongly in asserting the rights of clients.
Complaints of Violations – Attorney Flanigan Protects Your Interests
The USDA, FWS, and the NMFS focus on protection of marine, wildlife, and plant species and their conservation. These federal agencies and their state counterparts are charged with enforcement actions involving:
- Unauthorized harvest, purchase, or sale of listed endangered or threatened species
- Importing and exporting listed threatened and endangered species
- Record keeping and reporting
- Numerous other regulatory violations
These federal statutes and regulations cover all areas of the United States; including rivers, lakes, oceans, and land across the 50 states. Whatever the charges Patrick Flanigan will fight to protect your interests in all administrative, civil, and criminal actions.
Guiding Clients Through the Legal Process
There are strict regulatory requirements within each federal and state agency, which can be complex if you are unfamiliar with administrative procedures. The overlap between the multitudes of international, federal, and state regulations adds to the complexity of the legal process. Attorney Flanigan is experienced in navigating these complex procedures and aggressively fighting for your interests.
Patrick Flanigan understands that a monetary fine or a permit sanction can cause serious financial problems – putting your ability to earn a living on hold and jeopardizing your business. Criminal sentencing and jail sentences have lifelong consequences. The Law Office of Patrick Flanigan represents clients nationwide. Contact the firm online or call us at 610-628-0539 to schedule your free and confidential initial consultation.