In addition to seeking compensation for crime victims with civil lawsuits, our office also represents crime victims in the criminal case against the perpetrator. The prosecuting attorney’s office represents the state, but they do not necessarily provide the victim with all aspects of the justice they deserve.
As a crime victim attorney, we can assist the victims throughout all elements of the criminal proceeding. We can assist them in obtaining an order of protection against their perpetrator. We will be present at any deposition taken of the victim and run interference with the perpetrator’s defense counsel if they attempt to interview the victim.
We will ensure that the victim is properly notified of every proceeding wherein the criminal defendant may be released from custody and to be heard at their sentencing hearing.