Attending a Criminal Court Proceeding

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Attending a Criminal Court Proceeding

From Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF)
February 2010

Attending court proceedings for criminal animal abuse cases is a great way to demonstrate that your community cares about animal protection and expects zero tolerance for animal cruelty. While the slow-churning wheels of the legal system can be frustrating, a persevering group of concerned community members can make a difference. Here are some general guidelines for you and your fellow animal activists to ensure that your presence is an aid to the prosecution and not a hindrance.

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