Whatever the circumstances were that led to accusations against you on grounds of animal cruelty, you are right to be seeking a lawyer to advise and represent you. The charges may be false, or exaggerated. You may believe that the actions that led to the investigation and arrest do not amount to criminal offenses.
Regardless of your intentions or others’ misperceptions, a conviction after an arrest for animal cruelty will leave you with a permanent criminal record. There may be fines and penalties. You may be sentenced to jail or prison time. Your professional license (if you are a doctor, teacher, lawyer or healthcare worker, for example) may be at risk.
To protect your freedom and your reputation, you should work with an animal cruelty attorney who will educate you, keep you informed and work hard to protect your constitutional rights. Your lawyer should clearly advise you on ways to mitigate the damage brought about by criminal charges. Seek experienced legal counsel to pursue the most promising path forward after you have been accused, arrested and/or charged with any criminal offenses regarding animal cruelty.
Animals cannot speak for themselves in abuse situations — but you can and must speak for yourself if you have been accused of mistreating animals. Talk to an experienced New York criminal defense attorney at The Law Office of James E. Tyner, PLLC. James E. Tyner serves clients in Albany, Schenectady, Saratoga, the Capital Region and throughout New York State.
If you have been charged with animal abuse and need to speak with an attorney, schedule a consultation at our Albany, Schenectady or New York City law office. Ask about Buster’s Law and its relevance to your case. Call us at 866-642-3807 or email him directly.