Our services include:
- Conducting an independent investigation of the case to reveal facts not known to, or revealed by, the prosecution, such as violations of their client’s rights by law enforcement or inconsistencies in witness statements, forensic or other evidence.
- Getting a restitution that reflects the full amount of loss, including payment schedules that are realistic and making sure that restitution receives priority above fines and other legal/financial obligations if need be.
- Ensuring that restitution orders do not “fall through the cracks” by developing a system of collection, disbursement, enforcement, and victim recourse (that involves probation, the clerk of court, corrections, and parole).
- Rights to confidentiality (i.e., of name and address).
- Speedy trial provisions to avoid unnecessary delays.
- Prompt return of property.
- Orders of restitution in criminal sentences.
- Compensation payments.
- Assistance with parole
Defense – Defense attorneys are an integral part of the continuum of criminal justice. In the eyes of the crime victim, defense counsel is often seen as second only to the perpetrator in their contribution to secondary victimization. The role of defense counsel has longstanding significance in our justice systems. Our services include:
- Preparing for trial by preparing the defendant to best aid in his or her defense, preparing witnesses that may be called by the defense, and/or preparing to cross-examine prosecution witnesses.
- Objecting to the introduction of evidence by the prosecution through witness testimony or otherwise.
- Introducing evidence that casts reasonable doubt on the prosecution’s case.