Victim’s Rights: What Are They and How Do They Work?

Victim’s Rights: What Are They and How Do They Work?

The following content is adapted from “Unthinkable” by attorney Kyle Bachus. When it comes to the criminal justice system, victims and family members of victims often feel the system favors the accused. Many victims have voiced their opinions about this imbalance, which has pushed for victim’s rights reform that would give them specific protections. Over…

The 11 Steps In a Criminal Case
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The 11 Steps In a Criminal Case

The following content is adapted from “Unthinkable” by attorney Kyle Bachus. Any criminal case is generally a lengthy process that involves several steps to ensure justice is served. However, criminal cases that involve a fatality or catastrophic injury are particularly complex and can take months (if not longer) to reach a resolution. If you and…

Who Is Involved in a Criminal Case After Wrongful Death?
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Who Is Involved in a Criminal Case After Wrongful Death?

After a tragic event in which a family member’s life is lost, nothing can undo what happened. But it’s important to know the legal system is there to hold the responsible party accountable and ensure justice is served. If criminal charges are brought in your family’s case after losing a loved one to wrongful death,…

If You or Someone You Love is the Victim of a Catastrophic Incident, You Need to Get Your Own Experts on the Ground
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If You or Someone You Love is the Victim of a Catastrophic Incident, You Need to Get Your Own Experts on the Ground

The following is adapted from Unthinkable. If you or a loved one is the victim of a catastrophic incident, then there’s one very important fact you need to understand: leaving the investigation to the police is a gamble. I don’t say this to disparage police departments. However, I do say it with the awareness I’ve…

The Civil Justice System Gives Victims and Their Families the Opportunity to Be Heard (Even When The Criminal Justice System Doesn’t)
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The Civil Justice System Gives Victims and Their Families the Opportunity to Be Heard (Even When The Criminal Justice System Doesn’t)

The following is adapted from Unthinkable. On April 28, 2020, my mother was killed while she was out for her evening walk. I’m certainly not out to bash the criminal justice system, but the reality is that, in my mother’s case, that system failed to deliver anything even close to the measure of accountability acceptable…

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