Search
866-630-2389
Roberts Law Group, PLLC
North Carolina Criminal Defense Attorneys
We FIGHT for the Best Results
We FIGHT for the Best Results

Notorious Dog Fighter Sentenced to Five Years in Federal Prison

A man believed to be heavily involved in dog fighting in the southern United States was sentenced recently to the maximum penalty of five years in prison. The 76-year-old man pled guilty earlier in 2011.

As part of his criminal defense, the man told the federal judge that he once had more than 100 fighting dogs. At the time of his arrest, though, the man was in possession of only 35 fighting dogs. All of the dogs had to be euthanized due to aggressive or fighting behavior and were unsuitable for rehabilitation.

According to court records, the man has been known as the leader in dog fighting for more than 40 years. He was arrested in North Carolina and was sentenced in the U.S. District Court, District of Raleigh. The prosecutor only recommended 10 to 16 months in prison, however, the federal judge imposed the maximum 60 month sentence.

North Carolina federal charges are serious and the penalties for federal crimes often include longer prison sentences. The resources required to fight against federal charges are significant. It is recommended that anyone charged with a federal crime such as federal drug charges, weapons charges or sex charges, contact an experienced federal defense attorney.

Source: WNCT "NC Dog Fighting 'Legend' Gets Maximum of 5 Years," Martha Waggoner, 8/5/2011

Client Reviews

Get Legal Help Now
Let Us Help You

Put our team of criminal defense lawyers on your side today. You are one phone call or email away from getting your questions answered by an experienced defense attorney.

Call us at 866-630-2389 to set up a free consultation or send us an email.

Fill out the form below for a Free Consultation.

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Call 866-630-2389 to schedule a free initial consultation.
Offices open weekdays 8am - 7pm, Saturdays 9am - 5pm