F. Paul Maloof's answer Rather than suing for emotional harassment, which may require your physiatrist's testimony to prove your claim, you would be better served to go to the Court and apply for a "protective order" based on harassment.
I do not handle domestic cases, especially with regard to cats. Sorry.
Generally speaking, Virginia law treats animals as property, making theft of animals in Virginia a crime. Va. Code 18.2-97 defines this as larceny and a felony.
In order for anyone to be prosecuted for this, a complaining witness must first establish that the animal in question was, in fact, theirs to begin with. In this situation, it sounds like you may have been living with your parents for some time with your dog in the same home. On one hand, your parents...
G. Rex Flynn Jr.'s answer If you have been charged with a crime, the burden of persuasion before the court if on the Government. In other words, the government has to convince the judge / jury that there is no reasonable doubt that you lied to them. That is an extremely high burden to meet. Obviously, preparation of a defense in a situation that you describe requires the time and attention of an attorney, and you should contact an attorney to sit down and talk with them about the specifics of your case, so that you...
Peter N. Munsing's answer You can sue her for the extras on the grounds of detrimental reliance. But you'd have to sue her there, go down to court there. May just be as you were set on getting two pups to look around and get one you like for starters and leave that issue be.
Matthew Lane Kreitzer's answer The answer to your question would depend on a series of questions related to your living arrangements, any lease terms or private agreements, and how much of a risk the dog presents. Your best bet is to reach out to a lawyer through the Virginia Lawyer Referral Service.
Matthew Lane Kreitzer's answer If you have real concerns regarding the safety of your animals and have prior incidents that show that your neighbor's dog is dangerous, there are other steps you should be taking prior to thinking about killing your neighbor's dog. You should contact the local authorities to discuss your concerns. You should also schedule a consultation with a local lawyer to fully understand how killing your neighbor's dog would adversely impact your chances of recovery.
F. Paul Maloof's answer A landlord cannot proceed to evict a tenant unless there is a court order granting the landlord possession. As for the stray cat, you should review your lease to see what it says about the tenant's obligation to report a stray cat. If there is nothing stated in the lease, the tenant has no obligation under the laws of Virginia.
F. Paul Maloof's answer You can call the police and complain that the Landlord is trespassing. You can also sue the landlord for breach of your covenant of quiet enjoyment. You may want to consult with a attorney in your local.
Steve Miyares' answer Under Virginia Code 3.2-6570, animal cruelty (Class 1 misdemeanor punishable by up to 12 months in jail and up to a $2500 fine) includes depriving an animal of "emergency veterinary treatment". You should consult with an attorney in your local jurisdiction to discuss the specific facts and circumstances of your situation to determine whether your dog requires "emergency veterinary treatment".
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