I was arrested on a warrant for permitting dogs to run at large after a neighbor accused my dog of attacking her. I went to court and the judge said they charged me under the wrong statute and dismissed the case, what happens now?
Alabama used to recognize the "one bite" rule that said the first time a dog bites someone, the owner is not responsible. But with the proliferation of aggressive dogs, Alabama passed laws making the owner responsible in some cases. The victim must have been in a place that they had a legal right to be. There must not have been any provocation by the victim. There are many other factors to consider. Depending on how severe the injury is, I'd recommend getting a lawyer for this one.
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