Federal Animal Cruelty in San Antonio
Let Our Experienced Federal Criminal Defense Attorney Fight for You
The state of Texas takes animal cruelty very seriously. Cruelty to both
livestock and non-livestock animals is a felony offense, punishable by
a maximum two-year prison sentence and a fine no more than $10,000. However,
animal cruelty has now become a
federal crime after
President Donald Trump signed the Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture
Act (PACT Act) on November 25, 2019.
If you are the subject of a federal investigation for alleged animal cruelty
in San Antonio,
The Law Office of Guillermo Lara Jr. can protect your rights, reputation, and freedom. With hundreds of cases
successfully handled, including many in federal district court, Attorney
Lara can help you navigate the complexities of the legal process and do
his best to obtain the most favorable outcome in your case.
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The PACT Act Definition & Penalties
Although animal cruelty is a state crime, animal welfare activists advocated
for a federal law because it was difficult to prosecute animal cases that
involve multiple states. Furthermore, while the federal Animal Welfare
Act (AWA) addresses animal fighting and puppy mills and the Animal Crush
Video Prohibition Act of 2010 bans the creation and distribution of animal
killings through torture, there is no federal law that focuses on general
cruelty until the PACT Act.
The PACT Act bans the following intentional acts of animal cruelty:
- Crushing and animal crush videos
- Other forms of serious harm
The law applies to living non-human mammals, reptiles, birds, and amphibians.
A conviction for violating the PACT Act results in a maximum seven-year
federal prison sentence and/or a fine.
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Due to the seriousness of this federal crime, it is important to have our
San Antonio federal animal cruelty defense attorney on your side. Do not
hesitate to let our firm fight for you and help you avoid serving time
in federal prison.
Contact us today to discuss your case.
The experienced legal team at The Law Office of Guillermo Lara Jr. is highly knowledgeable.
Contact Us at our San Antonio office today! (210) 787-2842