Santa Clarita Bail Bonds – Animal Cruelty Arrest

Recently, a woman was arrested in Newhall on suspicion of animal cruelty after she was seen publicly abusing her dog.

According to reports, witnesses saw the woman kicking her dog full force, at least five times, causing the dog to yowl in pain. She was also witnessed yanking on the dog’s leash. When deputies arrived, the woman was originally uncooperative. However, they were able to make the arrest and bring the woman to the Santa Clarita Sheriff’s Station to undergo booking and processing.

What Is Animal Cruelty?

Animal cruelty is covered under California Penal Code 597 PC and is described as maliciously killing, harming, maiming, or torturing a living animal.

The crime is a “wobbler” that can be charged as either a misdemeanor or a felony depending on the circumstances involved and the defendant’s prior criminal history.

What Are the Penalties?

When charged as a misdemeanor, the potential penalties include up to 1 year in county jail and/or a fine of up to $20,000. When charged as a felony, the potential penalties include up to 3 years in state prison and/or a maximum fine of $20,000.

Can You Get Santa Clarita Bail Bonds for Animal Cruelty Charges?

If a friend or loved one has been arrested and taken into custody on suspicion of animal cruelty, it is possible to bail them out of jail. Once they have been arrested they need are taken to the jail to undergo booking and processing. The final step in that procedure is to set bail.

Once it has been set, just give us a call and provide us with some identifying information about the person you want to bail out of jail. We’ll use that information to locate them within the jail system and verify their eligibility for bail. Once that has been established, we have you fill out the short, simple, bail bond application forms. After everything is signed, we send an agent to the jail to post the bond. Your friend or loved one will be released once they are processed out.