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Don’t Let a National Park Visit Turn into a Criminal Conviction

Assateague Island National Seashore is a beautiful island off the shore of Maryland and Virginia. Many people visit the island to enjoy its natural beauty, up-close experience with nature, and diverse landscape, which includes forests, beaches, and wildlife. While spending time in this national federal park can be fun, you can also run into trouble with the law.

Anyone who jeopardizes the scenery, natural and historic objects, or wildlife on Assateague Island could face serious consequences. If you’ve been arrested at this federal national park, contact me online or call (410) 205-1684 to discuss your case.

Federal law prohibits any activities or actions that could interfere with Assateague Island’s park and resources. You must obtain a license and other qualifications to perform activities such as fishing, boating and camping. If you commit any sort of offense, such as a DWI or drug crime, the severity of your penalties may skyrocket. Even something as minor as running a stop sign may lead to incarceration.

Any crime committed on a federal national park comes with federal charges. Don’t make the mistake of trying to fight your charges yourself. As soon as you’re aware of your accusation, turn to me, an experienced Assateague Island defense lawyer, to fight against your charges.

What are Prohibited Activities & Actions on Assateague Island?

Assateague Island prohibits activities and actions such as:

Not having a permit for activities including, but not limited to:

  • Specific camping activities
  • Drones
  • Over-sand vehicle use
  • Explosives such as fireworks
  • Conducting public events
  • Commercial photography/filming
  • Livestock use
  • Engaging in or soliciting any business

Violating designated areas and usage for activities such as:

  • Camping
  • Food storage
  • Hunting
  • Boating
  • Horseback riding
  • Flying kites and airborne devices
  • Wildlife protection
  • Specimen research

Remember, crimes of any type committed on Assateague Island will be prosecuted, even if they don’t involve the information above.

What are the Penalties for Federal Park Crimes?

Crimes committed on Assateague Island National Seashore are handled by a federal prosecutor in Salisbury’s federal court. As a former prosecutor myself, I have a proactive approach to handling federal national park cases: I can prepare defense strategies against anticipated attacks ahead of time, so you’re not caught off-guard in the courtroom.

Most national park offenses are misdemeanors. However, I am prepared to defend against serious felony charges as well. No matter the charge, you can count on me to fight to protect you.

The penalties for a crime in federally owned national parks include:

  • Up to 3 months in prison
  • $100 fine
  • Both such fine and imprisonment


  • Up to 6 months in jail
  • Up to $5,000 fines for individuals and $10,000 for organizations
  • Both such fine and imprisonment

I will do everything in my power to prevent your offense from going on your criminal record. I have been admitted to the federal bar for 20+ years, meaning I am authorized to practice in federal courts. I can competently and skillfully defend your Assateague Island charges.

Contact William R. Hall, P.A. for Premier Representation. FREE Consultation!

Your national park visit shouldn’t result in jail. Everybody makes mistakes, and if one of yours includes activity in a national park, I can utilize my resources and knowledge to help protect you from a criminal conviction so you can move forward.

I, William R. Hall, am the right person to defend you:

  • Deep insight as a former prosecutor
  • Named to National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • Top 1% of Attorneys by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • 20+ years of skill and knowledge in criminal law

Tell me about your charges and I can work on getting the best possible results, whether that means reduced penalties, a dismissal, or even an acquittal in trial.

Contact me online or call (410) 205-1684 to learn about your rights and how I can help defend you.

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