VICTIMS AND WITNESS
criminal justice system can be a frightening place for victims and
witnesses. The prosecutor's "victims' advocates" often advocate what the
prosecutor wants instead of what the victim or witness wants.
Knowledge is power. Understanding takes away fear.
I can explain the system, how it works, how the various players
(prosecutor, defense lawyer, judge) perceive the case, and what your
role is. The law can require a victim or witness to testify, but there
sometimes are ways to avoid testifying. Victims have a right to be
informed and to be heard on issues of plea agreements and sentencing. I
can help you make sure your voice and wishes are heard in the strongest
Successful examples of Representing Victims & Witnesses