Asked in Animal / Dog Law and Criminal Law for North Dakota

Q: An officer took my 12yr old dog from my yard in a private property trailer park. Took to the pound, charged dog at large

I was Charged with "Dog at Large" 2 months later. She's maybe 2 lbs tops and has had most of her teeth pulled due to old age and is as friendly as ever, she, xxx, just likes being held.

Do the police or animal patrol have to be called to come into the trailer park? Trailer parks are private property (correct?) However they were not called. The officer filed the complaint to send to the judge and shows he picked her up from my yard. She wasn't running at large, he called her to come to him from my yard!

Should I write the judge and what do I say?

1 Lawyer Answer
Lucas Wynne
Lucas Wynne
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Duluth, MN
  • Licensed in North Dakota

A: You should never write to a judge. You should only argue your case in court, usually with the help of a lawyer.

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