Federal Crime Victim Representation Attorneys
Providing representation for federal crime victims in Connecticut
Involvement in a federal criminal case can be frightening. This is not only true for the accused, but also for the victims of the crime. As a crime victim, you may have already suffered physical, financial, and/or emotional harm and naturally may have many concerns when going into court to face the accused. You may also have concerns that you will not receive compensation for your financial losses from the crime or that property seized as evidence will not be returned to you in good condition. You may have fears you will not be protected if the defendant is released or sentenced to probation. At Duffy Law, LLC in Connecticut, we have extensive experience standing up for the many rights of crime victims to help the process go as smoothly for you as possible.
If you have been the victim of a federal crime, you should contact our office today at 203-946-2000 for a free consultation.
Crime victims have many legal rights that need to be protected
The federal Crime Control Act of 1990 sets out a “Bill of Rights” for crime victims in federal proceedings. Federal prosecutors work hard to prosecute the person responsible for the crime and also work with the U.S. Attorney’s Office’s Victim-Witness Coordinator to inform victims of their rights and provide services available to them. While the Victim Advocate for the U.S. Attorney’s office may provide some assistance, it is mostly focused on your emotional well-being and the Victim Advocate does not represent your personal legal rights.
As a crime victim, you have many legal rights, including:
- Right to reasonable protection from the accused, including protective orders.
- Right to accurate information regarding court proceedings, or release the right to be heard at proceedings involving the possible release, plea or sentencing or release used.
- The right to receive full restitution for your financial losses in a timely manner.
- The right to be treated fairly with your dignity and privacy rights upheld.
- The right to have property held for investigation or evidence returned as soon as possible and in good condition.
- The right to the reasonable investigation of suspected crimes.
All of these rights are extraordinarily important and should be protected throughout all stages of the federal criminal process. As the victim, you often play a key role in a criminal case and it is imperative to have an attorney on your side to ensure your legal rights and interests under the law are fully protected.
Discuss your situation with an experienced Connecticut crime victim representation attorney today
If you have been the victim of a federal crime, you may understandably be afraid and concerned that you will not receive the protection or restitution you deserve. Duffy Law, LLC understands the stress of being a crime victim during the criminal justice process and is committed to assisting crime victims every step of the way. Former federal prosecutor, Felice Duffy, and former federal defender, Paul Thomas, worked to protect the rights of victims and have seen firsthand the need for victims to have dedicated representation by their own lawyer. If you are the victim of crime in a federal prosecution and need assistance, you should not hesitate to contact our office at 203-946-2000 to discuss how we can assist you as soon as possible.