Victim’s Rights

As a victim you are constitutionally entitled to be heard regarding the outcome of a case. As a victim you may want the defendant to be severely punished and sent to prison. You may, however, want the charges against the defendant dropped. If your desire is to have the charges against the defendant dropped it will be very difficult for you to obtain this without the assistance of an attorney. The prosecutor will be reluctant to honor your wishes. The prosecutor does not represent victims. The prosecutor represents the state and the prosecutor’s interests may be vastly different than yours.

I represent victims to help them achieve their goals. I know what it can be like to feel helpless in a large and powerful system. I have a good relationship with the Josephine County District Attorney’s office. I can speak to them on your behalf regarding your desires as a victim.