Dallas, TX asked in Criminal Law and Animal / Dog Law for Louisiana

Q: What can I do if I'm charged with a misdemeanor after my dog got out of my yard? Will they take away my dog?

My dog broke the fence and got out and now I'm being charged with a misdemeanor. I'm not sure what I need to do.

1 Lawyer Answer
Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Baton Rouge, LA
  • Licensed in Louisiana

A: You should use the Justia Find a Lawyer tab and search for criminal defense lawyers in your area---call a few and find out if any have experience in these type cases----then meet with them and discuss the specifics of your matter and the options you have and then decie how to proceed, including whether or not to hire a lawyer. Some factors include type of dog, whether animal control is involved, did the dog cause injury, have you received any warnings before, and other questions which are specific to your matter. Good luck

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