Stockton, CA asked in Criminal Law, Animal / Dog Law and Civil Rights for California

Q: Hello, I'm in California and my dogs were impounded by animal control for killing a cat.

I requested a hearing and they had 10 days to get the hearing setup and they took 1.5 months to do so.

They wouldn't give us any of the evidence they had.

They didn't inform us of the hearing date.

I spoke to a local attorney and he said that it's not worth the cost to pursue a legal remedy for the case when it's possible it will end in the same manner, but he said that due to their handling of the whole situation I could file a civil suit.

I want to know if I would have a good civil case and it is going to be worth the cost of hiring an attorney to sue the county?

I feel the county wronged us in not allowing us a chance to state our case and there should be something that comes with doing their job in this manner.

1 Lawyer Answer
Roland Bakhache Perez
Roland Bakhache Perez
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Fullerton, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: Maybe file a small claims court (without an attoney) and get your day in court, not sure of the value of a case, since CA pay for dog (pets) as property, maybe that is why the previous attorney said it is not worth the cost of hiring an attorney.

Good Luck-

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