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Thursday, June 16, 2005

Statutory Revision Accidentally Reduces Felony to Misdemeanor

In Maine, animal cruelty was a felony before July 2004 and will be again starting in September, but thanks to a drafting error it was left off of a list of Class C felonies and thus for a period of time defaulted to a misdemeanor.  Accordingly, some vicious dog killers will be treated as misdemeanants. [Jack Chin]

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