My cockier spaniel was pulled from my yard under a gate into my neighbor's yard by their 2 pit bulls and was being mauled to death (here's a link to news coverage... http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/Dog-Attack-Cocker-Spaniel-Pit-Bulls-Philadelphia-Shooting-Reckless-Endangerment-Neighbor-Self-Defense-373310191.html). I fired my legally owned rifle in the air to disperse the dogs and stop the attack. My neighbor called the cops and I was arrested, but not read my rights until I was in custody for several hours. Cops told me that I wouldn't have been arrested if I would've shot the dogs, but I thought that would've been animal cruelty and would have also sparked animosity between myself and my neighbor. I also didn't want to risk shooting my dog or even my neighbor if she attempted to enter the yard and grab her dogs during the attack, so I'm still not sure what I was supposed to do. I've been charged with reckless endangerment and possession of an instrument of crime with an intent to harm a person. I was a full time Uber driver, no record, but was deactivated yesterday because of the arrest so now my livelihood has been taken from me because of this.
Shooting a gun in the air risks hitting someone randomly many people have died from this activity. You have a criminal defense case and you need to speak to a lawyer to defend your rights. The police reading your rights only applies if you made a statement to the police which it sounds like you did. I hope your dog is ok.
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You are not helping yourself by making statements against interest online.
Get off line (stay offline insofar as discussing the incident goes) and hire a criminal defense attorney ASAP.
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You would only have a lawsuit if you were arrested illegally or without probable cause. You've already stated that you did what you were arrested for (a silly thing to do without an attorney), so that isn't possible anymore. You could certainly sue your neighbor for the actions of her dogs, but I doubt you'd make up for all the lost income. The best advice is what you've already been given; keep quiet (including online) and hire a criminal defense attorney.
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