In addition to the crimes which are discussed in specific sections of Criminal Penalties for a Dog Bite, there are other crimes that are charged less frequently. These are used when nothing else fits the circumstances. They are useful for civil attorneys as well as prosecutors and law enforcement officials.

  • Reckless conduct. This is usually found in a state's penal code.
  • Criminal negligence. This also can be found in a state's penal code.
  • Nuisance. This can be established by ordinances at the city or county level, or a state's penal code.
  • Dog at large. This can be established by ordinances at the city or county level, or a state's penal code.
  • Injury to service animal, police dog or police horse. This is only found in a state's penal code.
  • Injury to United States Postal Employee. This is a federal offense.