Have you been charged with the Offence to Set on Dog to Attack?
If so, it is advisable to speak to a criminal lawyer before proceeding further.
Can the prosecution make out all the elements of the charge? Did you urge a dog to attack, bite, rush at or chase a person or animal? If this was done during the course of lawful hunting you may escape liability under this section.
Please read below for more information in relation to this charge.
Section 28 of the Domestic Animals Act 1994, Set Dog to Attack
The prosecution must prove:
The defendant wilfully set on or urged a dog to attack, bite, rush at or chase any person or animal;
The dog was not hunting in accordance with the Prevention of Cruelty of Animals Act 1986.
The maximum penalty
Imprisonment for 6 months or 120 penalty units.
Where will my case be heard?
The Offence to Set on Dog to Attack cases can only be heard in the Magistrates’ Court of Victoria.
Questions to consider
Do you have a defence?
If you are pleading guilty, what can you do to minimise your sentence?
What to do next?
Consult an experienced criminal lawyer as a matter of priority. Thorough preparation is essential in obtaining a successful outcome in any legal matter.
If you have been charged with the Offence to Set on Dog to Attack
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Section 28 of the Domestic Animals Act 1994, set on dog to attack.
A person must not wilfully set on or urge a dog to attack, bite, rush at or chase any person or animal except when hunting in accordance with the provisions of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1986.
Penalty: 120 penalty units or imprisonment for 6 months.