Domestic Violence Victims
Domestic violence entails both sides of the law—criminal and civil. It is important to note that as a victim of domestic violence, the prosecutor does not personally represent your or your interests in court. For example, if you want to "drop the charges" or stop a protection order, the prosecutor is not obliged to carry out these wishes. Instead, they are concerned with prosecuting the criminal matter, on behalf of the city or county. In addition, court-appointed advocates may not always carry out your wishes or meet your needs.
The Boston personal injury lawyers at Bellotti Law Group, P.C. fully protect the civil rights of victims of domestic violence throughout the entire judicial process. We can also help you obtain the rightful compensation you deserve following the domestic violence. Contact us today at 617-225-2100 for a free and confidential consultation.The Criminal Prosecutor Does Not Represent You
In a criminal domestic violence matter, the prosecutor represents that municipality or county that brought the criminal charges. The prosecutor does not represent the victim, even if there is interaction between the victim and the district attorney. Most often, prosecutors are interested in speaking with victims and hearing their concerns, but their job is to hold the offender criminally liable and maintain justice and community safety—to prosecute the criminal matter, not any civil liability the offender may face.You May Not Feel Completely Protected
Depending on the circumstances of the case and the prosecutor, the victim may have a say and an impact on how the criminal case proceeds. Even so, the victim may still feel as if they are not protected and are still vulnerable to continued or additional domestic violence at the hands of the offender. In these cases, we can assist you in obtaining a detailed protection order that includes more provisions and longer lengths of time. We will also accompany you at any hearing, including those where the offender is present.Our Dedicated Advocacy On Your Side
Again, simply being a domestic abuse victim does not mean the prosecutor is working for you or your protection. Many of our Boston personal injury attorneys also have experience on the other side of the aisle, working as criminal defense attorneys, for nearly the last 30 years. We know all the tactics and proceedings. Finally, we know that perhaps the most valuable and important aspect of your case at this difficult time is making sure all of your concerns are heard and swiftly and thoroughly addressed. We know each case is unique, so before any action is taken, we will sit down with you, listen to your concerns, and develop a sound plan of attack, all within your fully-informed comfort zone.
Contact us today at 617-225-2100. Our Boston personal injury attorneys are eager to help you in some of your most difficult times. Client satisfaction is our number one priority and thousands of our former clients can attest to our compassion and skill, in and out of the courtroom.