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People v. Chung, B212210

In a conviction of defendant for animal cruelty, trial court's denial of motion to suppress evidence of an injured dog on the patio of defendant's residence and a dead dog in the freezer is affirmed as exigent circumstances permitted warrantless entry of defendant's residence to aid a live animal police officers reasonably believed was being abused in violation of section 597(a).

Appellate Information

  • Decided 06/03/2010
  • Published 06/03/2010


  • KLEIN, P.J.


  • California Court of Appeal


  • For Appellees:
  • William L. Heyman, under appointment by the Court of Appeal, for Defendant and Appellant., Edmund G. Brown, Jr., Attorney General, Dane R. Gillette, Chief Assistant Attorney General, Pamela C. Hamanaka, Assistant Attorney General, Jaime L. Fuster and Tannaz Kouhpainezhad, Deputy Attorneys General, for Plaintiff and Respondent.
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