Defense of the Victim

Violence directed at loved ones is against the law.  Being married, related, or the parent of someone does not entitle you to hit, threaten, or abuse those at home.  In Pennsylvania, this type of abuse is often hidden behind closed doors, concealed by the victim for fear of retaliation, intimidation, or stigma.

Unfortunately, when these victims do come forward, it is often only the beginning of the emotional turmoil.  The victims are called to testify, are asked to make depositions, and are asked to recount the traumatic experiences in chilling detail.  Worse yet, these victims may even become the target of litigation by their former abusers.  When this happens, Richard Ducote is here to help.

Richard Ducote is proud to serve in the criminal defense of those who deserve it most, the victims.