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If I retain a lawyer now for a pending animal neglect case will it be possible to have a second opinion made by another vegetarian right away?

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Gloucester Virginia

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They are in the processes of working up the charges and setting up a court date.

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I do not think my animal was or is sick. So i would like a second opinion is there a way to do this.

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Lawyer: Dwayne B., Attorney replied 11 months ago

It will certainly be possible, and even likely, to have a court order that your expert be allowed to examine the animal but the issue as to when it can be done is hard to answer. Technically, until charges are filed, there is no cause number or case in which your attorney could file a request. However, many times the attorney can simply call the prosecutor and they will agree to allowing the examination, or, failing that, your attorney could file a civil suit solely for the purpose of "preserving evidence" and have the court issue an order that way. The second method would be a little more expensive and complicated so the lawyer would likely try getting the prosecutor to agree first.

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