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How A Victims’ Rights Attorney Can Protect Your Privacy

July 8, 2019

A defendant does not have the right to all of your confidential information.

How A Victims’ Rights Attorney Can Protect Your Privacy

In a criminal case, defendants have a constitutional right to information from the government. This is accomplished through the discovery process, where the prosecutor produces evidence to the defendant. This may include police reports, photographs, videos, witness statements, cell phone records, forensic exams, and other information.

This rule applies to materials within the possession of the government. As the National Crime Victim Law Institute explains, the process is different when a defendant seeks information from…

You Have Rights as a Rape Victim: Get Answers to Commonly Asked Questions About Your Right to Sue the Perpetrator

June 19, 2019

You Have Rights as a Rape Victim: Get Answers to Commonly Asked Questions About Your Right to Sue the Perpetrator

It is hard to imagine a worse crime to live through than rape. Unfortunately, too many people go through it every year. At .

Who Can Sue for Rape in the State of…

The Importance of a Victims’ Rights Attorney in Cases Involving Violence Against Women

June 7, 2019

Biases and myths often create hurdles to obtaining justice

The Importance of a Victims’ Rights Attorney in Cases Involving Violence Against Women

If you click on any news story involving violence against women, there is a good chance that you will see a number of comments that contain some element of victim-blaming. In a domestic violence case, you might read questions asking why the victim didn’t leave her partner if the abuse was so bad, or what she did to provoke her abuser. In a sexual assault case, you may see commenters asking what the victim…

There Are Two Ways a Victim of a Crime May Be Entitled to Restitution

May 21, 2019

There Are Two Ways a Victim of a Crime May Be Entitled to Restitution

If you have been the victim of a crime, you may feel helpless. The criminal case, if there is one, is handled by the prosecution. While they may call you as a witness, you have little control over what the charges are, what plea bargain is accepted, and what the perpetrator’s punishment will be. However, there is one thing that you can do: You can get the restitution you deserve.

At we work with victims of many types of crimes….

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…