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How Even a Joke can End Up on Your Criminal Record

How Even a Joke can End Up on Your Criminal Record

According to the Associated Press, a woman in Boulder, Colorado was sentenced to 30 days in jail after being convicted of taping her boyfriend’s dog to a refrigerator. Abby Toll, 21, has been charged with felony animal cruelty. With the help of her criminal defense attorney, Toll was able to avoid a potential imprisonment sentence of 18 months. Police reported that Toll was upset with her boyfriend, Brian Beck, for paying more attention to the dog than her, so she used hair ties and packing tape to bind the snout and legs of the 2-year-old Shiba Inu named Rex, upside-down to the refrigerator. Beck pleaded guilty to misdemeanor attempted animal cruelty and was given a one-year deferred sentence. Another family has adopted the dog. Although Toll may have never meant… […]

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