Thursday, August 23, 2007

Cruelty to Animals


Per Idaho Code section 25-3520, the penalties for cruelty to animals, including dog fighting and cockfighting are:

1st offense, fine between $100 - $5,000, and/or not more than 6 months in jail. No minimum jail time.

2nd offense, fine between $200 - $7,000, and/or not more than 9 months in jail. No minimum jail time.

3rd or more offenses, fine between $500 - $9,000 and/or not more than 12 months in jail. Still no minimum jail time.

If you poison an animal, fine between $100 - $5,000. No minimum slammer time, but interestingly, you can be sentenced to a maximum of 3 years in state prison, or maximum of 1 year in a county jail. I guess county lock-ups are three times worse than prison.

2 comments:

Adam Graham said...

It's not that county jail is 3 times worse than prison. It's that county jails aren't really intended to hosue folks forever. Really, up to year and they should be serving in the state prison.

Alan said...

I agree that jails are not for the long term. However, from what I've heard, conditions in the county jails can be pretty grim.