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The police told the owner of the dog 2 yrs ago that as far as they were concerned this was finished is there any way I can avoid going to court as this is frightening. Also if I plead not guilty will it have to go to crown court and will I be left with a fine I can`t pay and a criminal record
Yes the dog did bite but she was not `dangerously out of control` she was on a lead and I don`t know what I could have done to prevent it. The boy ran past shouting and waving his arms, He startled her and I think she jumped to protect me. Will I have a criminal record from this whether I plead guilty or not guilty
It was 2 yrs ago and I can`t remember exactly what I put in the statement but I waited for the parents to come back out of the house rather than just running off. The police said at the time the charge was simply how it was written and it couldn`t be changed but they knew she wasn`t out of control. I don`t know how to proceed.