Yes. If criminal charges have been filed in municipal court she or her lawyer can and must request “discovery” and a witness list. I always file a detailed motion for discovery to ensure I receive all witness statements which includes body cam videos. Prosecutors rarely dig deep and typically...Read more »
I woke up and I hear meowing coming from somewhere, and I thought it was my cat. It was actually another person's cat that was outside my front door. I didn't know this because it had no collar and I hadn't seen it before. Over the next couple of hours the cat stayed out there. I had gone and came... Read more »
What happened to the cat? I’m not sure what the cat’s owner could sue you for unless you killed or seriously injured her cat and even if you did that an insurance adjuster would not be calling you, it would be a lawyer. You would have defenses against any claim since the cat was trespassing....Read more »
Your question is not really clear, do you mean someone accused your dog of an attack? If that's what you mean, a complaining party's statements to law enforcement could give probable cause to impound a dog, especially if the accusation is that the dog bit a person and broke the skin, because...Read more »
After he gave her to me I paid all the vet bills, micro chipping, injuries, dog food etc... She was bought off Craig's list in cash by his mother. I have her in my possession now but I'm scared of what he's capable of doing now. We originally made a verbal agreement to share her but he changed his... Read more »
I have personally litigated a number of cases with very similar fact patterns. In my last case, the girlfriend claimed that the puppy was a gift, but in court we proved that it was not, because the boyfriend had signed an adoption contract, the microchip was in his name and the vet records listed...Read more »
Someone I know went to jail and I currently have his dog. The reason I currently have his dog is because he was my sister-in-laws boyfriend and he beat her. His parents are not interested in taking the dog. I am willing to take ownership of the dog, but I don't want this person part of my life... Read more »
I'd recommend you either have a consultation with an experienced animal lawyer or if you are good at research, look up your local animal control laws on abandonment. Some specifically say that being incarcerated is grounds for abandonment. Next I would talk to your local animal control agency and...Read more »
You would need to first contact Denver Animal Protection and see if they license ESA animals separately from pets. Be prepared to bring very specific documentation per CO's fake assistance animal law which requires a qualified health care provider state that you are disabled and the specific need...Read more »
My dog stays outside from 830 to 12 and then again from 2pm to 5pm. Sadly on a chain only because she jumps. Food and water included out side. So no neglect from me. But some random dog came into my yard and impregnated her. Now I have 6 puppies pooping and stinking up my home. What can I do... Read more »
Unless your bitch is an award winning purebred, what are the damages? Who are you going to sue? Are you going to go door to door demanding baby daddy paternity tests from all the male dogs? Why isn't your female spayed? I'd highly recommend you surrender both mom and pups to Fremont Humane Society...Read more »
If you get charged with violating the state law of ownership of a dangerous dog that has killed a domestic animal, which includes livestock, animal control can seize the dog that did it, force you to pay for the animal's cost of care for months (and if you don't you lose ownership) and the court...Read more »
Colorado enacted legislation prohibiting breed bans in 2004, but subsequent court rulings held that the state statute is not applicable to home rule municipalities (for example Denver and Aurora). Costillo County is a political subdivision of the state, (counties do not have independent...Read more »
Did this happen in California or Colorado? In what city? There is really no way of answering your question without knowing where it happened, when it happened, if skin is alleged to have been broken which would be important to know if your dog needs to be placed on a mandatory rabies quarantine,...Read more »
Someone found a dog that escaped from a fenced dog run at a motel in Denver. He finally called after having her for almost a week to say they would give her back... and he wanted the reward. The guy who actually found her moves from place to place so he really doesn't have a home and he left her... Read more »
The owner should first try to get local police to contact the individuals with the dog, this sounds like theft. Police often won't get involved in pet custody disputes between people who know each other, but when it's a stranger, especially someone who found a dog or in this case a found dog was...Read more »
They are licensed in his name and we were both illegally incarcerated when this was done. The police came in unannounced and attacked my disabled husband with complete disregard for repeated statements about his medical conditions. We were refused medical treatment on video by the officer who... Read more »
This is not the type of question that can be answered without more information. I would highly recommend that you contact an attorney who handles these matters on a regular basis. In general, when a disabled person is incarcerated the police can impound service dogs unless the disabled person's...Read more »
I didn't want to call animal control on them because they typically take good care of their animals. It was a short-haired puppy and the temp was below 20 degrees. It was shaking violently while sitting in the snow. I rung the doorbell and knocked, but no one was home. It was dusk, and about to... Read more »
I can't tell from your post whether or not you decided to keep the dog or give it back. I've represented good Samaritans who have gotten sick and tired of animal control not doing anything in response to such calls who took matters into their own hands. They didn't return the animals they took...Read more »
Is you friend claiming that you were only taking care of the dog for him? Is there anything in writing either showing that he unconditionally gifted the dog to you? If he just wants the dog to breed an easy solution is to spay her, so long as you do have proof that he gave her to you and is now...Read more »
The detective knows where the woman lives. He is serving her with theft charges and a warrant for her arrest. She STILL won’t return my dogs even though the law has stated they are rightfully mine. The detective is saying he can’t get the dogs back for me if he can’t find them...she may be... Read more »
If a criminal case is filed, you could be entitled to restitution for the value of the dogs, but it's up to a judge and only if there is a conviction. Since you want to find your dogs, you should sue her civilly under a replevin theory. These are complicated cases, so while the courts do have...Read more »
I am visitor at the complex and they asked for proof of my residency which I have provided. They also asked for proof my dog was a liscenced service animal which I also provided his papers and liscnese number. They responded by saying they needed medical history or a legal document proving my... Read more »
This sounds highly unusual. But it's also highly unusual that you would have "proof" that your dog is a licensed service animal because there is no such licensing. There are websites that will give you a 1"certification" for money, but they have no legal effect. Are you sure you are not talking...Read more »
She has 4 different stories about where dogs are. I don’t know where she lives or last name just phone # She’’d rather take theft charges than return my dogs. Det says nothing he can do if he can’t see the dogs..what can I do to find them? File civil suit? Ask for restitution...one dog... Read more »
I'm not sure how the detective is going to cite or arrest her for theft if you and they do not know where she lives. You aren't going to get anywhere without knowing where she is located, because how will she be served with a criminal or a civil summons? In my opinion, you need a real...Read more »
But his microchip was put in her name because I was under 18 and the place we got him chipped stated you had to be over 18. I am 19 now and my dog helped severely with my depression and anxiety and I haven't been able to see him in almost a month because she won't talk to me. PLEASE HELP!!!
I'm sorry you are experiencing this, but it's not a simple issue. You need to talk to someone who handles these cases a lot, which I do. It pays to hire someone experienced, so please consider paying for a consultation with me. Free consultations are usually worth what you pay for them; nothing!
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