Convictions in Appeal Filed From Monroe County PA Dog Law Prosecution

Posted on: November 19th, 2012       Attorney Thomas Newell

On Nov. 15, 2012 Attorney Thomas J. Newell was informed by the staff of District Justice Brian Germano that the defendant had filed an appeal from her Oct. 4, 2012 convictions of several PA Dog Law violations.   On that date, DJ Germano had multiple witnesses testify about the June 13, 2012 rottweiler attack upon a 10 year-old boy.  The Monroe County dog attack victim was playing basketball on the defendant’s driveway when he was attacked, without provocation, by her rottweiler.

The negligent defendant’s own son testified that the victim was attacked from behind as he tried to flee the rottweiler.  Another witness for the defense, Elija McBride, testified that he was playing basketball when the rottweiler ran by him.  He didn’t try to stop the attack because “I was scared”.  The defendant was found guilty of these PA Dog Law violations:

* Harboring a dangerous dog
* Failure to confine
* Out of date licensing

The innocent victim will have to relive the entire attack once again when he is required to testify at the Monroe County Court of Common Pleas criminal trial.  The negligent dog owner has shown no remorse for the attack, nor any concern for the injuries sustained by the Monroe County dog bite victim.

If you or a loved one have been attacked by a dog in Pennsylvania, call Attorney Newell today at 1-800-980-4842 to set up your free home consultation.  For more information regarding his 31 years of experience, see: