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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…

Have Your Rights as a Crime Victim Been Clearly Explained to You?

August 15, 2019

Being the victim of a crime can change a person’s entire life. At for a consultation.

You Have the Right to Have Your Address Kept Confidential

If you have been…

How the Military Criminal Justice System Fails Civilian Victims of Sexual Assault

August 11, 2019

Under current law, only service members are eligible for the special counsel program

How the Military Criminal Justice System Fails Civilian Victims of Sexual Assault

Over the past decade, the topic of military sexual assault has become a matter of national interest. Long hidden behind the secrecy of military courts, it has become clear that hundreds of thousands of our service members — men and women both — have been traumatized after being sexually assaulted in the military.

According to a recent article by the Marshall Project — a nonprofit journalism…

Learn What to Do if You Are the Victim of Fraud in California

July 22, 2019

Learn What to Do if You Are the Victim of Fraud in California

Becoming the victim of any crime is a terrible experience. You may feel a variety of emotions from angry, sad, scared, or disappointed. While we cannot take back what happened to you, the victims’ rights attorneys at and we can get started. \

First and Foremost: Report the Fraud

One study showed that only 14% of people…

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…