Q: I have had several run-ins with a neighbor's german shepherd. He's been off-leash and aggressive. I've thus far been
lucky to get to my car or my apartment without being bitten but I don't feel safe in my neighborhood and my neighbor gets aggressive when I tell him he needs to have his dog on a leash. Is there any way I can compel him to keep better watch over his pet?
A: You can report the matter to the police if he's off-leash on public property, or to the property manager if it's a multi-tenant private property. If the dog threatens you by actually growling and accosting you, you may be able to report this as criminal assault to the police. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney such as myself. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website, www.AliEsq.com. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, WA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business & Contracts, Criminal Defense, Divorce & Child Custody, and Education Law. This answer does not constitute legal advice; make any predictions, guarantees, or warranties; or create any Attorney-Client relationship.
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