Legal Question in Criminal Law in California

how do people in america get prosecuted for abusing and neglecting animals. under what law is this done

Asked on 5/09/13, 3:45 am

2 Answers from Attorneys

Joe Dane Law Office of Joe Dane

Every state has their own statue against animal abuse. Police get notified, they investigate and the prosecutor (if they feel there's a case there) file criminal charges. Same as any other criminal offense.

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Answered on 5/10/13, 2:29 pm

Anthony Roach Law Office of Anthony A. Roach

Here is a link with what appears to be information for all 50 states. I have not checked the accuracy of any of the information:

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Answered on 5/13/13, 10:28 am

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