Man Arrested for Fatally Stabbing Dog
According to the Palm Beach Post, a man was charged with animal cruelty with death for cutting his dog’s throat twice last Saturday. Kenneth Russell Hall, 39, cut his pit bull’s throat after the dog got into a fight with another dog, then again to make sure it was dead.
Hall has a history of arrests including probation violation, DUI, and domestic battery. He was being held with a $10,000 bail.
Animal Cruelty Law
Animal cruelty in Florida should not be taken lightly. Stray overpopulation is a serious problem and is the cause of many animal cruelty cases. The Florida animal law statute states that “A person who intentionally commits an act to any animal which results in the cruel death, or excessive or repeated infliction of unnecessary pain or suffering, or causes the same to be done, is guilty of a felony of the third degree, punishable by a fine of not more than $10,000.”
Animal Cruelty Defense
If you have been charged with neglect or cruelty towards an animal in Palm Beach County, the most important person you need on your side is an experienced criminal defense lawyer. Speak with an informed defense lawyer, he or she will help you understand the laws and ramifications relating to the charges.
A defense lawyer is equipped with strategies to help his or her client avoid fines and other costs associated with the crime. In addition to involving a thorough investigation and expert testimony from veterinarians and other animal owners, it is a criminal defense lawyer’s responsibility to strategize in the best interest of the client.
In the case of Kenneth Russell Hall, a mental evaluation was conducted while he was in custody. The results of the evaluation could have a significant impact on the outcome of the case.
Animal Cruelty is a serious offense. Hire a Palm Beach County animal cruelty attorney who will take your case seriously.