2018 Idaho Statutes
Title 25 - ANIMALS
Chapter 35 - ANIMAL CARE
Section 25-3504A - TORTURING COMPANION ANIMALS.
25-3504A. TORTURING COMPANION ANIMALS. (1) A person is guilty of the offense of torturing a companion animal if he tortures a companion animal as defined in this chapter.
(2) A person convicted of torturing a companion animal shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, if it is the person’s first conviction under this section, and shall be punished according to section 25-3520A(1) or (2), Idaho Code.
(3) A person convicted of a subsequent violation of torturing a companion animal shall be guilty of a felony and shall be punished under the provisions of section 25-3520A(3)(b), Idaho Code.
(4) Notwithstanding subsection (2) of this section, a person convicted of torturing a companion animal for the first time, but who, within ten (10) years prior to the conviction, also has been convicted of a felony offense involving the voluntary infliction of bodily injury upon any human shall be guilty of a felony and shall be punished according to the provisions of section 25-3520A(3)(b), Idaho Code.
(5) Before sentencing an individual convicted of a violation of this section, the court shall order and consider a presentence investigation that shall include a psychological evaluation of the defendant.
[25-3504A, added 2016, ch. 190, sec. 2, p. 524.]
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