Woodville, OH asked in Criminal Law and Animal / Dog Law for Ohio

Q: Ohio felon owns a Husky. Released from incarceration and 3 years later from probation. For OH law what date is use?

Probation release October 2021

Prison release November 2018

Charge is child endangerment related to child abuse.

What release date is used to start the 3 year count in order to own a dog?

1 Lawyer Answer
Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Cleveland, OH
  • Licensed in Ohio

A: You learn something new every day. The three years starts running the day of your release, if you were incarcerated. Note that the chipping requirement has no end date. You’ll have to microchip any unspayed/neutered dog over 12 weeks old, or any dangerous dog as defined in Chapter 955. Also note, you can have other sorts of dogs.

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