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Q: What is the cost in California for a "dog at large" citation? And is it a flat fee, or do they add additional fees?

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James L. Arrasmith
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  • Sacramento, CA
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A: The cost of a "dog at large" citation in California can vary depending on the jurisdiction where the citation was issued. Typically, the fine for a first-time "dog at large" violation can range from $100 to $500, but this can vary depending on the local ordinances in the jurisdiction where the citation was issued.

It's important to note that additional fees may be added to the fine, such as court costs or administrative fees, which can increase the overall cost of the citation. These additional fees can also vary by jurisdiction.

If you have received a "dog at large" citation, it's important to read the citation carefully and contact the issuing agency or court for more information on the specific fines and fees associated with the citation. If you have questions or concerns about the citation, you may want to consult with an attorney or legal professional who can advise you on your rights and options.

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