Sec. 9.5. A person who knowingly or intentionally:

(1) possesses animal fighting paraphernalia with the intent to commit a violation of section 9 of this chapter; and

Attorney's Note

Under the Indiana Code, punishments for crimes depend on the classification. In the case of this section:
Level 6 felonybetween 6 mos. and 2 1/2 yearsup to $10,000
For details, see Ind. Code § 35-50-2-7

Terms Used In Indiana Code 35-46-3-9.5

  • animal fighting contest: means a conflict between two (2) or more animals. See Indiana Code 35-46-3-4
  • animal fighting paraphernalia: means equipment used to train or condition animals for participation in an animal fighting contest. See Indiana Code 35-46-3-4.3
(2) possesses, harbors, or trains a dog, cock, fowl, or bird bearing:

(A) a scar;

(B) a wound; or

(C) an injury;

consistent with participation in or training for an animal fighting contest;

commits promoting an animal fighting contest, a Level 6 felony.

As added by P.L.76-2002, SEC.5. Amended by P.L.6-2012, SEC.229; P.L.158-2013, SEC.561.