Domestic Violence, C.R.S. 18-6-800.3, in Denver, Dolores County and across Colorado is defined as an act or threatened act of violence upon a person with whom the actor is or has been involved in an intimate relationship. In every Domestic Violence case across Colorado, the alleged victim is assigned a Victim's Advocate. These women are the ones who coddle alleged victims and encourage them to support the prosecution of their loved ones. Let's continue reading to learn more about victim's advocates in Colorado.
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What do Victims Advocates do in Arapahoe County?
Victim's advocates in Arapahoe, Adams County and across Colorado are typically female advocates for an alleged victim in a Domestic Violence case or other sex offense case (such as Sexual Assault). Victim's advocates help give support and information to the alleged victim in Domestic Violence cases and other sex crimes cases in Colorado. Regrettably, many victims advocates have taken on the role of an advocate for a prosecution – not for the alleged victim. An example of how far we have seen victim's advocates go was seen in a case where the victim's advocate threatened the alleged victim if they did not “cooperate” in the prosecution.
DV Cases in Adams County and Victims Advocates: Personal Opinion Can Get in the Way
Though victim's advocates are meant to give support to the alleged victim in Adams and Jefferson County, sometimes their personal opinions can dramatically impact the outcome of a Domestic Violence charge. For example, we have heard of advocates telling an alleged victim to divorce their spouse to avoid losing custody of their children. Where treatment plans and counseling could help a couple during a Domestic Violence case, some advocates encourage divorce. Some suggest that counseling A victim's advocate can complicate a Domestic Violence case with their personal opinion.is a bad idea, in order to keep the two parties separated and the prosecution moving forward. Nothing ruins a criminal domestic violence case like reconciliation. In DV cases, the influence of a victims advocate can result in risking losing custody of children, more bitterness and a mandatory restraining order, among other things. Without a criminal defense lawyer on your side, a victim's advocate can make a Domestic Violence case more difficult for you and your family's future in many ways. Don't let this happen. Always speak with an experienced lawyer if facing any charges or accusations of Domestic Violence.
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Our Domestic Violence lawyers in Douglas County and across Colorado understand the heavy burden that comes along with DV charges and accusations. Being separated from loved ones is a difficult thing. We also understand the bias of the prosecution, when it feels like they're siding with the alleged victim. Don't let a Domestic Violence charge or accusation weigh down on you. Instead, call an aggressive criminal defense attorney at the O'Malley Law Office. We'll put our combined 40 years of courtroom experience to work for you and work hard to protect your future and constitutional rights.
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If you or someone you love has been accused of Domestic Violence anywhere in Colorado, be smart, exercise your right to remain silent, and call the top Domestic Violence lawyers at the O'Malley Law Office today at 303-830-0880. Together, we can protect your future.Request a Free Consultation
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