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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…

How Victims’ Rights Attorney Can Protect Your Privacy

October 11, 2019

In criminal cases, your lawyer can take certain steps to help protect your privacy

How a Victims’ Rights Attorney Can Protect Your Privacy

If you are a victim of a California crime, you may already been suffering from trauma from the experience. The last thing that you need is to be re-traumatized by the court process. The goal of the criminal justice system is not to protect your interests as a victim — it is to bring the alleged perpetrator to justice. Having an Irvine victims’ rights attorney by your side can help to protect your rights, such as maintaining your privacy.

There…

Learn How to Help a Loved One Who Has Been the Victim of a Crime

September 16, 2019

Learn How to Help a Loved One Who Has Been the Victim of a Crime

While what you are going does not compare to what your loved one is going through, it can be devastating to watch someone you love deal with the aftermath of being a crime victim. You cannot fix everything and you cannot take away their feelings. However, there are steps you can take to help. Keep reading to learn more. If they decide they want to work with a victims’ rights attorney, contact for a…

North Carolina Ethics Case Shows Important Role of Victims’ Rights Attorneys in Criminal Justice System

September 6, 2019

A DA faces an ethics complaint for his failures in a child sexual abuse

North Carolina Ethics Case Shows Important Role of Victims’ Rights Attorneys in Criminal Justice System

In 2015, prosecutor Gregory Newman of Henderson County, North Carolina cut a deal with a man accused of felony child rape. The accused — James Sapp — had been indicted by the grand jury for rape and four other charges related to sexual assault.

Two weeks before a hearing where the victim and her parents were set to appear at a hearing, Mr. Newman made a deal…