Why You Need A Strong Defense?

Harris County prosecutors have placed a renewed focus on animal cruelty cases in Houston. Texas law contains stiff penalties and these cases can be difficult to defend. You need an experienced criminal defense attorney for animal cruelty charges.

At Mingledorff Law Firm, our attorneys have tried and won hundreds of criminal cases. With more than 60 years of collective criminal law experience, we know how to build the strongest defense on your behalf. Our attorneys will stand beside you and protect your rights.

From A Tip To Criminal Investigation

An anonymous tip is often what brings law enforcement officers to your door in these matters. At the first sign of a criminal investigation, you need to get legal advice. Do not make a statement or attempt to explain your way out of the situation.

The Texas animal cruelty statutes are broad, but include the requirement of an intentional, reckless or knowing action. Here are several examples of the broad categories:

  • Seriously overworking an animal
  • Transporting or confining an animal in a cruel manner
  • Failing to provide necessary food, water, care of shelter for an animal
  • Killing an animal without the owner's effective consent

These charges need to be taken seriously. If you own a livestock operation or breed animals, any accusation could ruin your reputation along with your business.

Limit The Damage

You have no time to wait when accused of animal cruelty. We can often meet with you immediately to start building a sound defense strategy.

Call us at 281-810-9721 to get a confidential and free initial consultation. You can also set up an appointment with one of our experienced criminal defense lawyers by completing our online intake form.