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Protecting Child Victims in the California Criminal Justice Process

February 11, 2020

Children who have undergone a traumatic experience may need additional safe guarding while their abuser is brought to justice

Protecting Child Victims in the California Criminal Justice Process

As a society, we understand that children are particularly vulnerable. Too often, the people who are entrusted to protect children exploit that vulnerability. Kids who have experienced abuse or otherwise are victims of crime are then thrust into the criminal justice system — where they may be re-traumatized.

When the victim in a criminal proceeding is a child, there are issues that may arise that wouldn’t necessarily be part of a case involving an adult…

Do Crime Victims Have the Right to Have an Attorney Present During Police Interviews?

January 13, 2020

A victims’ rights attorney can help to protect you during the investigative process.

A victims’ rights attorney can help to protect you during the investigative process.

After being victimized in a crime, you may think that the hard part is over once you file the police report. Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case. The investigative process can be incredibly traumatic. As detailed by the Netflix series Unbelievable (based on a true story), victims may be questioned repeatedly as law enforcement looks for inconsistencies in their allegations. This process is especially difficult for anyone who has been a victim…

Understanding Restitution for California Crime Victims

December 7, 2019

A new resource center will help states improve the restitution process.

Understanding Restitution for California Crime Victims

If you have been the victim of a crime, it may seem as though the system is tilted against you — and in favor of the defendant. The person who allegedly committed the crime is entitled to numerous protections in the criminal justice process, while victims are often left to pick up the pieces. In many cases, going through the system may feel like another trauma. But it doesn’t have to be that way — an Irvine crime victim rights’ attorney can work with you to protect your interests and…

What Protections Do Child Victims Have Under California Law?

November 12, 2019

There are several laws that specifically protect minors in the criminal justice system

What Protections Do Child Victims Have Under California Law?

Anytime that an individual has been the victim of a crime, we want to be able to help and support them. Yet at the same time, their assistance is often needed to bring the perpetrator to justice. This is particularly true when the crime involves domestic or sexual violence. In many cases, the victim is the only witness to the abuse.

When the victim is a minor, going through the criminal justice process can be incredibly traumatic. A child may be faced with…

What to Expect During Your Free Consultation with a Victim’s Advocate Attorney: 3 Types of Questions We Are Likely to Ask

October 21, 2019

What to Expect During Your Free Consultation with a Victim’s Advocate AttorneyIf you are considering talking to a victim’s advocate attorney then you have survived a painful and likely traumatizing experience. We know that clients who come to us have been through terrible things that are difficult to talk about. We are compassionate and understanding of these facts. This is why we like to let you know what you are likely to be asked when you visit us for a free consultation.

We are not asking these questions for any reason other than the fact that…