Denver, CO asked in Animal / Dog Law and Criminal Law for Colorado

Q: My stolen dogs. filed police report in Boulder. Det told woman to return dogs. She won’t. file civil suit? restitution?

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 was $5000. How can I find where she lives/prove she has then?

1 Lawyer Answer

Juliet Piccone

Answered
  • Animal & Dog Law Lawyer
  • Aurora, CO
  • Licensed in Colorado

A: 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 consultation from an attorney who handles these cases all the time, like me, not just a random post on Justia. We could discuss what information is known, what is unknown, and how to fill in the gaps and proceed.

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