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How Victims Right Attorneys Can Help You Get a Restraining Order

July 15, 2015

How Victims Right Attorneys Can Help You Get a Restraining OrderFiling a restraining order may seem like a daunting task, but victims right attorneys may be able to help you through the process. Where advice concerning restraining orders is concerned, most of it tends to focus on how to get one instead of how to prove you need one. Without the proof, you will not be able to get a restraining order in the first place. Getting a restraining order is relatively straightforward. It involves filling out some paperwork, filing that paperwork, going to a scheduled hearing, and…

Testifying in Court: Helpful Guidelines from a Marsy’s Law Lawyer

June 9, 2015

Testifying in Court: Helpful Guidelines from a Marsy's Law Lawyer

Testifying in Court: Guidelines to Assist You as a Witness

Testifying in court as a witness can be an intimidating experience, especially if you are the victim of the crime. However, an experienced Marsy’s law lawyer by your side can help during the process of testifying. Your lawyer can help you to understand what is involved in the process of testifying and give you guidelines to help direct you as a witness. The guidelines will help you understand what your rights are, what to do when you receive a subpoena, how…

Our Victims Rights Attorney Discusses Civil Lawsuits and Sexual Assault

May 12, 2015

Our Victims Rights Attorney Discusses Civil Lawsuits and Sexual AssaultIn addition to any criminal consequences that an individual may face for sexual assault, a victims rights attorney can explain that victims can pursue a civil lawsuit against the perpetrator. A criminal conviction can result in jail or prison time, fines, probation, and other consequences. In contrast, a civil lawsuit can provide monetary compensation for the crime victim, if successful.

Types of Damages

Damages denote how the victim was injured. In sexual assault cases, the level of damages is usually based off of the physical injury that the victim suffered. It may also encompass…

A Victim Rights Attorney Discusses Restraining Orders

April 29, 2015

A Victim Rights Attorney Discusses Restraining OrdersOne of the most important tasks that victims right attorneys can assist with is acquiring a restraining order for the victim. Restraining order laws set out guidelines regarding who is eligible for such an order, what circumstances call for such an order, and what type of protection they provide.

General Guidelines

In particular, victims right attorneys can discuss the protections that such orders provide. The most important protection is that it prevents an abuser from being in close proximity to the victim. Such orders often include restrictions regarding the distance that an abuser must be from the victim’s residence, place…

A Victims Rights Attorney Discusses Victim Testimony

April 17, 2015

In many instances, your testimony as the victim of a crime is a critical or essential component of the prosecution’s case against the defendant. However, there are some individuals who are reluctant to testify for a variety of reasons. It has been said that victims can become victims again by the manner in which a trial may be conducted. Our victims rights attorney can explain the legal obligations you have and can help protect your rights.

A Victims Rights Attorney Discusses Victim TestimonyTrial Realities

The legal process can be both lengthy and grueling. In balancing the government’s interest in punishing and deterring criminal behavior with the accused’s right to justice, many…