• VICTIM'S RIGHTS
If you are the victim of a crime, the victim of domestic violence, or the victim of some other injustice - including civil theft - and the police department will not help you seek redress in your case, an attorney may be able to intervene, and help you achieve your desired result.
Your case may involve a situation where the police deem it a “civil matter”, or a situation where the police tell you they cannot prove that a crime was committed. You may leave the police department frustrated, or hurt, without a bona fide solution to your problem. Sadly, there are occasions where the police officer listening to your complaint simply does not want to investigate your case, and is looking for an easy way to get you out of their office. Your case is not a “civil matter”, because a police officer tells you that it is. If a police officer tells you that you do not have a criminal case, you should seek the advice of a criminal attorney. If you case is presented to the proper authority figure, in the proper fashion, chances are your case will be taken seriously, investigated properly, and the perpetrator prosecuted. An attorney can guide you through, and facilitate this process.
Oftentimes this involves a debriefing by the attorney, buttressing your case with evidence that corroborates your story, and presenting the facts of your case to a detective, rather than the intake police officer at the front desk of the police department. There is practically always another forum in which to present your case for investigation by a police agency.
If your case warrants, a letter to the police chief to get the police department off center may be warranted. Generally speaking, an arrest cannot be made, unless and until it is investigated by some law enforcement agency, so getting the police to have the right frame of mind about you and your case is imperative to your ultimate success of having the perpetrator arrested and prosecuted.
Joseph J. Pappacoda In The News for Helping Victims!
Fort Lauderdale criminal lawyer Joseph J. Pappacoda is back in the news for helping two victims of fraud bring a man to justice.
Here's an example of what Joe Pappacoda can do for you, if you're a victim of a crime:
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