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Animal Cruelty

Miami Criminal Attorney

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Animals are widely considered cute, cuddly and defenseless, meaning that juries are frequently biased when hearing cases of animal cruelty charges. If you have been accused of animal cruelty, you will need the help of an experienced Fort Lauderdale animal cruelty criminal lawyer.

Crimes considered cruelty to animals can range from civil infractions to felonies. The punishments often include fines between $5,000 and $10,000, and jail time. When more than one animal is involved, the penalties and charges can add up fast. Any of the following acts may be considered animal cruelty:

  • Abandoning an animal without providing sufficient care for its future
  • Attending a planned animal fight
  • Confining an animal without providing sufficient exercise
  • Dog fighting
  • Failure to provide adequate shelter for a pet
  • Hitting or otherwise physically harming an animal
  • Killing an animal
  • Mutilating an animal
  • Starvation of a pet
  • Tripping a horse
  • Using live bait in a greyhound race
  • And more…

At The Law Offices of Gilbert and Smallman, we have successfully defended multiple animal cruelty cases and know what it takes to win these cases. We will interview veterinarians to establish the average community standard of care to animals. A Fort Lauderdale criminal lawyer from our firm will gather information from witnesses who observed the animals under your care, first hand. If your case was initially investigated by Animal Care and Control, we will discover if they performed any illegal searches or seizures on your property. All evidence gathered illegally can be suppressed in court.

If you were recently charged with animal cruelty, contact The Law Offices of Gilbert and Smallman today.

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Our Law Offices are Located at:

Broward Office
(As of March 28, 2014)

Law Offices of Gilbert & Smallman PLLC
3475 Sheridan St. #301
Hollywood, FL 33021
Cell: (954) 661-7371
Office: (954) 251-3106
Fax: (954) 404-6003

Miami Office

Law Offices of Gilbert & Smallman PLLC
The White Building
One Northeast Second Ave,
Suite 200
Miami, FL 33132
Cell: (786) 371-4431
Office: (786) 863-8568

Tallahassee Office

Law Offices of Gilbert & Smallman PLLC
909 East Park Avenue
Tallahassee, FL 32301
Phone: (850) 391-7045
Fax: (850) 391-6152

North Miami Office

Law Offices of Gilbert & Smallman PLLC
12550 Biscayne Blvd, Suite 800
North Miami, FL 33181
Office: ((786) 863-8568
Cell: (786) 371-4431
Fax: (954) 404-6003