Dog Fighting

Dog fighting has become a highly-publicized crime in recent years nationwide. Texas, like all other states, is tough on those accused of any participation in dog fighting. However, innocent individuals can easily be targeted for watching or participating in this illegal act without doing anything wrong.

For more information on dog fighting and legal aid available to those wrongly accused of this act, contact Austin criminal lawyer Ian Inglis today at (512) 472-1950.


A dog fight involves two dogs or more dogs battling each other as a competitive and spectator sport, usually until one is severely injured or dead. These dogs may also go through painful training. Owners or trainers may sometimes perform a series of harmful techniques such as:

  • Shooting the dog
  • Suffocating the dog
  • Drowning the dog

The Law

There are a number of people who can be charged in a dog fighting exhibition:

  • Any person who intentionally causes dogs to fight each other
  • Any person who gambles on a dog fight
  • Any person who handles the venue in which a dog fighting exhibition is held
  • Any person who trains A dog for fighting
  • Any person who attends solely as a spectator

Individuals who have used dogs to fight other dogs in order to protect their own personal property or protect others from harm, however, may be protected under the law.

Contact Us

If you or someone you know has been accused of dog fighting, contact Austin criminal lawyer Ian Inglis immediately at (512) 472-1950.

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