Victim Representation

Victims Representation & Victims’ Rights

Arizona Victims Rights Lawyers: You deserve an advocate that will fight for YOUR rights.

When a crime is committed, it often leaves many people devastated in its wake. Those facing accusations of a crime can often retain personal, high-powered defense representation. However, unfortunately, the victims of that same crime often feel like they must rely on the State for advocacy.

The State of Arizona has a reputation for prosecuting crimes with fervor– but, in the quest for justice, the victims of crimes in Arizona often feel cast aside. 

Here at Tait & Hall, we believe that every victim deserves experienced, dedicated, and strong legal representation. If you are the victim of a crime, you need and deserve to have a lawyer by your side that will be a fierce and unflinching advocate for you. The Victims’ Rights attorneys at Tait & Hall promise fight for YOUR rights and ensure you reach the best possible outcome in your court case.

Arizona Victims’ Rights Laws

What defines a “victim”? 

According to Arizona law, in a court case, a “victim” is a party to a crime recognized by the courts. However, keep in mind that in Arizona, certain criteria must be met for a court to grant someone recognition as a victim of a crime. If you work with a Victim’s Rights attorney here at Tait & Hall, we’ll work with you throughout the process to fight for the proper recognition you deserve.

Arizona’s Court-Appointed Victim’s Advocates Often Miss the Mark

Once an individual has achieved recognition from the court as a victim, they will be eligible to be appointed a Victim’s Advocate through the county prosecutor’s office (in most jurisdictions.) Victim’s Advocates are supposed to guide victims throughout the entire court proceedings, yet, despite their usual benevolent intent, they often serve as little more than information kiosks. Typically, Victim’s Advocates are not lawyers and may not be the most adept at defending and securing a victim’s rights. 

What should I do if I’m the victim of a crime in Arizona?

In most court cases, the offender(s) of a crime get A LOT of attention from the judge, prosecutors, and the media (if they’re involved). Simultaneously, the victims of the same crime are largely forgotten. Our justice system– the one meant to protect us– often leaves victims behind while focusing solely on the perpetrators.

By hiring a Victims’ Rights attorney to represent you in court, you will be much more likely to succeed in reaching the best possible outcome for you. An experienced attorney will help you understand your rights as a victim, will advocate for you throughout the entire court process, and work to obtain meaningful results for you.

Arizona Victims’ Rights Lawyers

If you’ve suffered as a result of a crime, or if you’ve lost a family member or loved one to a crime, you need (and deserve!) a voice speaking out on your behalf. Exercise your rights as a victim with the help of an Arizona victim’s rights lawyer dedicated to protecting you and pursuing your best interests.

It is never too early– or late– to seek help. Contact Tait & Hall TODAY to get started.

If you are in crisis and need immediate help:

  • If you are in immediate danger: call 911. 

  • If you are facing a mental health crisis: call 988 for the Suicide & Crisis Lifeline.

  • For a list of other helplines, click the link below to visit the U.S. Office for Victims of Crime list of toll-free helplines:

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