When Does a Dog Bite in California Reach Criminal Status?

In California, dog bites are extremely serious matters. People who are bitten by dogs can suffer from permanent scarring or disfiguration, infections, amputations from severe back, emotional trauma, and other serious side effects. While dog bites are generally handled through California civil law, there are some cases involving dog bites that are considered criminal matters. Criminal charges can be a repercussion in addition to a civil lawsuit.

Criminal Charges Are Filed by the State