When you think of animal cruelty, you usually conjure up images of the seedy underbelly of society sitting around making bets on dog fights. While dog fighting is a crime in Utah, the State can charge you with animal cruelty for any number of things, for example:
- If you fail to provide necessary food, water, care, or shelter for an animal in your care.
- If you abandon an animal in your care.
- If you injure an animal.
- If you kill an animal you had no legal right to kill.
- If you torture an animal.
Depending on the severity of the behavior, Utah animal cruelty penalties range from misdemeanors to felonies.
Your Utah animal cruelty lawyer can help fight your charges. During your free initial consultation, our Utah criminal defense team will sit down with you and discuss your case. We will identify the many possible defenses to animal cruelty charges available, and formulate a plan to attack the government’s case against .
Call your Salt Lake animal cruelty attorney today: 801.685.9999 or 800.299.1016. We are available 24/7 and offer reasonable flat rate fees.