The Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law
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Martindale-Hubbell Lawyer Services
Animal & Dog Law
Q. Can animal control give me a ticket for an incident they never showed up to and happened a week ago ?
A: Yes. They can file a criminal complaint against you with just a complaint (verbal or written) from the alleged victim. It would be in your best interest to hire an attorney to advocate for you at court. These dangerous dog or potentially dangerous dog charges are serious, carrying with them a maximum penalty of up to 1 year in jail.
July 7, 2021
1 half-hour (30 minute) free initial consultation. Please note that under the Rules of Ethics, attorneys cannot give "free advice" to persons who are not their clients. Our animal lawyers strictly follow this Rule. The purpose of a free consultation is to determine whether or not our animal lawyers can help you and whether or not you and our office want to work together.
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