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Survey Finds California Crime Victims Want More Services and Support

May 9, 2019

Survivors also want reforms to the criminal justice system

Survey Finds California Crime Victims Want More Services and Support

In 2019, Californians for Safety and Justice, an advocacy group for survivors of crime and for criminal justice reform, published a report as part of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week. The report was based on surveys of nearly 1,000 crime victims from across California.

The group found that approximately 1 in 3 Californians has been a victim of some type of crime within the past decade. Although California has services specifically for victims of crime, 20…

3 Reasons to Consider Taking Legal Action After Being the Victim of a College Crime

April 16, 2019

3 Reasons to Consider Taking Legal Action After Being the Victim of a College Crime

Most parents worry about their children when their children go to college. Unfortunately, those fears may be valid. Crime is a serious issue at universities across the United States. According to a study by the National Center for Education Statistics, tens of thousands of college students become the victim of crimes every year.

Parents may encourage their children to report the crime to the police but criminal charges are not always filed. Even if they are, the at-fault party…

Epstein Case Highlights Role of Victims’ Rights Attorneys

April 5, 2019

Epstein Case Highlights Role of Victims’ Rights Attorneys

Jeffrey Epstein is well-known for his connections to rich and powerful men, including former President Bill Clinton and current President Donald Trump. A millionaire himself, he is also an accused pedophile who is alleged to have trafficked teenage girls for sex. Yet despite substantial evidence against him, in 2007, a prosecutor signed off on a secret deal to ensure that he would never spend a day in prison. That prosecutor — then the U.S. Attorney in Miami, Alexander Acosta, now the Secretary of Labor under President Trump — agreed to seal…

Learn About the Specific Ways a Victims Rights Attorney Can Help in Different Criminal Cases

March 15, 2019

Learn About the Specific Ways a Victims Rights Attorney Can Help in Different Criminal Cases

Being the victim of a crime is a terrible experience for anyone to go through. While the act itself as bad enough, for many people the worst part is the years of turmoil that follow. This is why a victims rights attorney may be recommended – we can help you through the difficulties that may lie ahead for you. Keep reading to get specific facts about how we can help and then contact us at if you…

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…