As of today (1st July 2016) the new sentencing guidelines take effect for offences involving dangerous dogs.
The sentencing reflects changes in the law made by the Anti-Social Behaviour Crime and Policing Act 2014.
The five offences are:
- Dog dangerously out of control in any place where death is caused;
- Dog dangerously out of control in any place where a person is injured;
- Dog dangerously out of control in any place where an assistance dog is injured or killed;
- Dog dangerously out of control in any place;
- Possession of a prohibited dog, breeding, selling, exchanging or advertising a prohibited dog.
All of these offences carry custody as a maximum sentence.
There are other ancillary orders which may be made by the court such as:
- Disqualification from keeping a dog;
- Destruction orders.
Kangs Solicitors are experienced in representing defendants charged with Dangerous Dog offences.
We can advise on all aspects of the case ranging from the evidence to negotiating a plea and advising on any potential sentence.
Should you require any assistance or advice about a Dangerous Dog offence please contact our experienced solicitor Sukhdip Randhawa who will be pleased to discuss matters with you and offer you their expert opinion.