Colorado Animal Welfare Conference Session

The Path to Successful Prosecution in Animal Cruelty Cases


10:45a.m.-12:15p.m. • September 23, 2022

Fallen Timbers B

Field Services

This session will give a prosecutor’s perspective on building a solid case from beginning to end, from investigation through trial. We will discuss the importance of a thorough investigation and will explain charging and filing decisions. We will go through the process ultimately leading to trial or in some cases to a disposition in the case through plea negotiations.

Dr. Michael Blackwell

Amanda Byrne

Amanda Byrne graduated from the Texas Tech University School of Law where she was president of the Student Animal Legal Defense Fund. She began her career as a deputy district attorney for the 4th Judicial District and prosecuted various misdemeanor crimes including animal cruelty cases.