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Dog Bite Charge Dismissed After GRL Law Raises Warrantless Entry

Today, the magistrate court dismissed charges against a GRL Law client whose dog bit a DMPD officer. The evidence showed the officer attempted to coax our client into the common area of her downtown loft to “discuss” a complaint.  However, when she declined, the officer crossed the threshold of the door to arrest her. That’s when the owner’s small dog intervened and caused $80.00 in damage to the officer’s tactical pants. We believed there was a defense to the merits because the ordinance requires proof that the owner “allowed” the dog to cause damage property.  Hard to “allow” damage when […]

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