Crime Victims Now Have Constitutional Rights

You Have Rights Under Marsy’s Law and We Can Protect Them

October 17, 2018

You Have Rights Under Marsy’s Law and We Can Protect Them

Marsy’s Law for All, also known as the Crime Victims Bill of Rights, was passed in California in 2008. The purpose is to protect the victims of violent crimes and the families of those victims. At Justice 4 Crime Victims we believe strongly in standing up for those who have been hurt by violent criminals. If you are in this group and need help, then we welcome your call to us now at 949-585-9055. Read our client testimonials to see how we have helped others and then reach out to us for help.

You have many rights under Marsy’s Law

One of the reasons that we recommend hiring a victims’ rights attorney is because Marsy’s Law does not provide you with one or even a few rights – it covers a long list of rights. In fact, most people do not know about these rights. Even those who study the law may not be able to keep up on all of the rules and how they are affected by them.

For example, some of the rights you have under Marsy’s Law include:

  • You have the right to be treated fairly
  • You have the right to have your privacy and dignity respected
  • You have the resent to present a victim impact statement to be considered by the judge before sentencing
  • You have the right to reasonable notice of any and all public proceedings that pertain to the prosecution of the crime
  • You have the right to refuse to be interviewed, to provide discovery, or to be deposed if the request is made on behalf of the defendant
  • You have the right to receive notice of any plea bargain and to have your voice heard in the matter
  • You have a right to have your safety (and the safety of your family) considered when bail is set
  • You have the right to have any property of yours that was used as evidence be returned promptly
  • You have the right to be protected from confidential info or records being disclosed to the defendant, the media, or the attorney of the defendant
  • You have a right to restitution for losses you suffered as the result of the crime in question
  • You have the right to object to any delays in the criminal prosecution of the defendant, including motions to continue the trial
  • You have a right to attend parole hearings and to present arguments against the release of the convicted

These are your rights but they can be hard to stand up for. When a victim is already dealing with the impact of the crime that has been committed against them or their family, it can be challenging or impossible to ensure these rights are being respected. That is where Justice 4 Crime Victims comes in. To find out how we can provide you the compassionate legal care you need, please reach out to us at 949-585-9055.