Bruce Alexander Minnick's answer Sure; in America anyone can sue anybody for anything at any time (even without a lawyer in small claims court). Winning the lawsuit is another matter. Save all your receipts, text messages, emails and all other documents.
Lucas Wynne's answer This is a very fact-specific question. Accordingly, it would depend on what happened. Can they be in trouble for discharging the firearm in city limits? Can they justify their actions? Can they show they were coming to the aid of the other dog? Frankly, the "right" answer is going to depend on the specific case.
Lucas Wynne's answer Who/what starts disappearing? Your question does not seem to be complete. If somebody has stolen your animals, call the police or bring a claim in conciliation (small claims) court.
Peter N. Munsing's answer If they are on the property with your permission you are. If not you may not be. However I assume that if you have property you have homeowners and you must report it to them.
Lucas Wynne's answer There is no such thing as a custody hearing for a dog because dogs are property, not people. However, if you are going to small claims court over the ownership of a dog or the dog is being awarded as property subject to a divorce proceeding, then I would suggest bringing any receipts, registration documents, etc. that might evidence your ownership of the dog. I hope this is helpful.
Lucas Wynne's answer Without knowing more information, it is likely that you are bound to the terms set forth by the trailer court. There may be an exception if you owned the dog (and lived in the trailer court) prior to the time the trailer court imposed the no dogs rule.
Peter N. Munsing's answer each person should contact their insurance. Odd that a chain would "break." Whoever's chain it was should keep it as that may be someone to be added to the case. Each person is responsible for keeping their dogs under control. Let the insurance company handle it is the next step.
Joseph A. Gangi's answer You need written consent -- but you won't get written consent without paying the $200. If you have a pet without written consent, that would be considered violating the terms of your lease and could be grounds for eviction.
Joseph A. Gangi's answer It sounds like you signed a contract. You should seek the advice of a contract attorney to review the contract and assess your rights and obligations under it, and also potential consequences for breaching the contract.
Lucas Wynne's answer Here's the thing - if you hire an attorney to fight the ticket, the fee would likely be minimal. If you were responsible for the dogs at the time, then it is your ticket. If you were not responsible for the dogs (i.e. your son was there), then it may very well be that the police gave the ticket to the wrong person. As to your other question, I am unsure if you are stating that the charges are now being pressed by the state or if you are just curious if this is a possibility.
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