Michael Vick did for animal cruelty what
OJ Simpson did for domestic violence. Both brought national attention to criminal behavior and victims of crimes
that everyone knew were out there, albeit very quietly. The difference
is that Michael Vick was convicted of animal cruelty charges and served
prison for his role in a dogfighting ring. OJ Simpson – well we
all know how that one turned out.
More and more, law enforcement is dedicating resources to investigating
and prosecuting twisted people who abuse animals. It is common in the
Phoenix area to see undercover sting operations to arrest people who are
- Animal cruelty and yes…
I don’t even know what to say about that last one. Parenthetically,
my dogs (seen below) are my friends, confidantes, and buddies. Having
any “other interests” with an animal boggles the mind.
Arizona’s proximity to Mexico causes an influx of rich culture and
tradition. Cockfighting is a part of it, but very much illegal. Birds
are bred to fight to the death as onlookers wager large amounts of money
on which bird will, literally, tear apart the other.
When detectives execute search warrants on dogfighting operations, it’s
common for them to find badly wounded and scarred dogs who are beyond
the point of care and, unfortunately, need to be put down.
While many people dismiss animal cruelty charges as being less than serious,
they ignore the fact it is a felony and you can serve prison time. But
no different than any other crime in Arizona, the first step you should
take after being charged with animal cruelty is to hire an experienced
Phoenix criminal defense lawyer to represent your rights and interests. Given the upsurge of animal cruelty
charges in Arizona, more and more resources are being put into the prosecution
of these crimes. If you or someone you know is charged with such an offense,
it makes sense to hire an aggressive criminal defense attorney to demonstrate
If you or someone you know is charged in Phoenix, Arizona with an animal
cruelty related crime,
contact us at (602) 663-9100 to begin your defense today. If you are charged with an act of bestiality, please stay away from my dogs.