I took my sick dog to the animal shelter to get her euthanize. i been having her for 10 years. she had massive tumors on her belly but she wasn't in pain whatsoever. She still ate and slept and everything but one of her tumors starting to burst so i took her in so i could prevent from all of it exploding. i love her very much. so i took her in. and once they were done taking her. They gave me a citation for animal cruelty. I'm 19 years old. its my first offence. ill be going to court tomorrow. i want to know what to expect. my parents are saying just to say that i never tortured or hurt her i just didn't want her to die. the only thing i'm scared of is facing jail time.
If everything you are saying is true and there are no other aggravating factors, you probably do not have to worry about jail.
You probably can find an attorney to handle the ticket for about the same amount of money that you will be out of pocket. Use the Find a Lawyer tab and make some calls!
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It sounds like you were charged with a Class A Misdemeanor, which is punishable by up to one year in jail. I do not believe an actual jail sentence is in your future. However, you need to hire a lawyer. It sounds like you have defenses available that need to be explored. Hire a lawyer before your first court appearance.
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