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How a Victims’ Rights Attorney Can Advocate for Victims of Sexual Assault

March 10, 2019

The right of a defendant to personally cross-examine witnesses is not absolute

How a Victims’ Rights Attorney Can Advocate for Victims of Sexual AssaultIn the United States, defendants in criminal cases have numerous rights afforded to them by the constitution.  One of those rights is the right to represent themselves in court.  This is also referred to as being “pro se.”  When a defendant in a criminal case is pro se, they are often at a disadvantage.  As the old saying goes, “a lawyer who represents himself has a fool for a client.” However, because defendants are entitled to cross-examine the witnesses against them, some may use this ability as a tool…

Were You the Victim of a Crime That Was Made Possible by a Lack of Security? You May Have Recourse

February 19, 2019

Were You the Victim of a Crime That Was Made Possible by a Lack of Security? You May Have Recourse

If you were the victim of a crime that was at least partially the result of the lack of security on someone else’s property, you may have legal recourse. You cannot compel the state to press criminal charges but your Victims Advocate Lawyer can help assure that the rights provided to you by the Victims Bill of Rights are upheld.

At we know how difficult it…

Counteracting Myths About Victims of Domestic Violence in Criminal Trials

February 9, 2019

How a victims’ rights attorney can help victims of domestic violence get justice

Counteracting Myths About Victims of Domestic Violence in Criminal Trials

Domestic violence is one of the most prevalent crimes in our society. Also known as intimate partner violence, it involves a pattern of abuse and control that can manifest in a number of ways: physical abuse, verbal or emotional abuse, psychological abuse, sexual abuse, destruction of property or pets, or reproductive coercion. In California, domestic violence is against the law — and perpetrators may be charged with a crime depending on the type of abuse committed and the victim involved.

One…

Victims of Drunk Driving Accidents Have Legal Rights Too

January 23, 2019

Victims of Drunk Driving Accidents Have Legal Rights Too

You are a person who drives safely every time you drive. You always have your seatbelt buckled. You adjust your mirror before you set out, you always use your turn signal, and you never ride too close to the vehicle in front of you. Yet, regardless of all the steps you have taken to avoid an accident, you have become the victim of an accident.

Not only was it not your fault – but it was really no accident: A person decided to get behind the wheel of a car…

Do Crime Victims Have a Right to Compensation in California?

January 7, 2019

Under California law, victims of certain crimes are eligible for compensation.

Do Crime Victims Have a Right to Compensation in California?

There are few things more devastating than being a victim of a crime. It can result in lasting trauma, and both physical and emotional scars that may take years to fully heal. For many crime victims, there is an additional toll: the burden of paying for the various expenses associated with being a victim of crime. It seems incredibly unfair, that in addition to being victimized by another person, you may be forced to bear the brunt of the costs of recovering…