The trial date for the Michael Vick dogfighting case on state dogfighting charges has been set for November 27 by a Surry County Circuit judge, according to Hank Kurz, Jr. of the Associated Press. An attorney who is representing the suspended Atlanta Falcons quarterback in this matter has confirmed that Vick turned himself in last week for pretrial processing and bonding.
Vick’s lawyers have said that they will argue that Vick cannot be convicted on the same charges twice. Vick had pled guilty on August 27 to a federal conspiracy charge by admitting to helping in killing six to eight dogs, among other things. Vick faces up to 5 years in prison; meanwhile, co-defendants Tony Taylor, Purnell Peace and Quanis Phillips have already plead guilty to the same charges.