Woodbridge, VA asked in Animal / Dog Law for Virginia

Q: The county is saying my dog is a dangerous dog with no proof. Allegedly attacked another dog with no proof. No blood.

We had court on Jun 24 2020 and we were turned away because we didn’t meet the criteria to enter the building due to Covid. The deputy told me to call the clerk and and it was to late to even call because the judge declared my dog dangerous. I need a lawyer my dog hasn’t hurt a fly? The dog is not dangerous.

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Shemeka C Hankins
Shemeka C Hankins
  • Virginia Beach, VA
  • Licensed in Virginia

A: Unfortunately unless you already noted your appeal, your options are going to be severely limited. I would get an attorney ASAP who can advise you if you can have a motion to rehear on the case, if you haven't appealed. Someone locally should be able to better advise you of a potential outcome in a case like yours - I would search for lawyers in your area.

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