Citations and both civil and criminal charges arise frequently out of licensing
Typically, licensing violations will result in an assessment of fifteen
license suspension points. Often times, in addition to the license suspension
points, those who violate licensing laws may be charged with a misdemeanor
and assessed very large fines.
For instance, in Colorado, any person who makes false statements or provides
false information to acquire a big game license can be assessed a fine
that is equal to twice the cost of the most expensive license for such
species. Furthermore, once an individual has received twenty or more license
suspension points in any consecutive five-year period, the commission
or a hearing officer has the exclusive authority to suspend the privilege
of applying for, purchasing, or exercising the benefits conferred by any
or all licenses issued by the division for up to five years.
This loss of privilege extends to all outdoor wildlife activity. For instance,
if an individual has been assessed twenty license suspension points in
relation to hunting violations, he or she will not only lose the privilege
to hunt, but will lose the privilege to fish, or engage in other wildlife activity.